Lunatic Asylum humour - Upside down wheelbarrow
Visitor to Dottieville Lunatic Asylum which is undergoing structural improvements (to harmless lunatic who is extremely busy wheeling a barrow upside down) - "You ought to turn that barrow the other way up!" Harmless Lunatic (knowingly) -"I did yesterday, but they put bricks in it." !!! Date: 1899
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Twelve proverbial silhouettes
Twelve proverbial silhouettes given a literal depiction: the fat is in the fire, to have a finger in the pie, sending coals to Newcastle, one sows and another reaps, the last drop makes the cup overflow, to hit the nail on the head, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, tall oaks from little acorns grow, to lay up for a rainy day, early to bed early to rise, straws show which way the wind blows, a rolling stone gathers no moss.
© H L Oakley / Mary Evans