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Mischief Collection (#5)

Background imageMischief Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, The Red Puppy Book

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, The Red Puppy Book. Poppy the red puppy rubs white paint off his coat onto his mistresss skirt. Date: 1910

Background imageMischief Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, A Dog Day

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, A Dog Day. After rolling in the mud, the dog goes upstairs and rolls over and over on Aunt Browns bed. Date: 1904

Background imageMischief Collection: Cover design by Cecil Aldin, The Farmyard Puppies

Cover design by Cecil Aldin, The Farmyard Puppies, showing two lively puppies about to disturb a sleeping pig. Date: 1911

Background imageMischief Collection: Illustrations of a black dog by Cecil Aldin

Illustrations of a black dog by Cecil Aldin
Illustrations of a black dog called Caro, by Cecil Aldin. Seen here getting hold of meat and sausages in a butchers shop. Date: 1932

Background imageMischief Collection: Rags the dog singes his tail

Rags the dog singes his tail in Peter the pigs kitchen. Date: 1914

Background imageMischief Collection: Illustrations by Cecil Aldin, Black Billy

Illustrations by Cecil Aldin, Black Billy
Two illustrated pages, with handwritten text, by Cecil Aldin, in Black Billy, in the Letter Book Series. Showing Black Billy chasing a cockerel and taking a large bone from his brother Peter

Background imageMischief Collection: Bobby the dog and Fluff the cat with piglets

Bobby the dog and Fluff the cat with piglets
Bobby the dog and Fluff the cat upsetting some piglets. Date: circa 1933

Background imageMischief Collection: Towser the dog looking happy

Towser the dog looking happy and full of mischief. Date: circa 1933

Background imageMischief Collection: Towser the dog shakes water off himself

Towser the dog shakes water off himself after an encounter with a fish. Date: circa 1933

Background imageMischief Collection: Cover design, Willie Winkies Animal Book

Cover design, Willie Winkies Animal Book, showing a little white dog, Towser, eyeing a parrot on a perch. Date: circa 1933

Background imageMischief Collection: White bulldog puppy looking for chocolates

White bulldog puppy looking for chocolates
A white bulldog puppy looking for chocolates in an actresss dressing room, but only finding theatrical makeup. Date: 1905

Background imageMischief Collection: White bulldog puppy feeling sick

White bulldog puppy feeling sick
A white bulldog puppy feeling sick after eating theatrical makeup. Date: 1905

Background imageMischief Collection: Illustration, Monkey on board ship

Illustration, Monkey on board ship
Illustration, A monkey on board ship entertains the sailors by running off with someones hat. Date: 1832

Background imageMischief Collection: A Strategic Retreat by Harold Earnshaw, WW1

A Strategic Retreat by Harold Earnshaw, WW1
A naughty young boy beats a hasty retreat after throwing a snowball in the face of a senior Army officer. Illustration by Harold Earnshaw who in February the previous year had his arm blown off by a

Background imageMischief Collection: Cute childrens faces

Cute childrens faces
Two childrens faces - one little blonde girl expresses surprise while a little brown haired boy grins sheepishly. Date: c.1930s

Background imageMischief Collection: Lady Idina Wallace

Lady Idina Wallace, nee Sackville, eldest daughter of Lord de la Warr, and wife of Captain David Euan Wallace of the Household Cavalry

Background imageMischief Collection: Jeek the puppy with bowl and ball

Jeek the puppy with bowl and ball
Jeek the mongrel puppy looking cheeky with bowl and ball. Date: 1940

Background imageMischief Collection: The Njoro Polo Team

The Njoro Polo Team
Polo team of the Njoro ground, 7, 100 feet above sea level in British East Africa (Kenya). From left to right are Major W. A. Conduitt, Mr R. A. Pelham-Burn, Captain C. P

Background imageMischief Collection: Bonzo persuades a friend to throw a stone by George Studdy

Bonzo persuades a friend to throw a stone by George Studdy
Bonzo persuades a friend to throw a stone. The stone lands on a man lying on the beach, reading a newspaper, which means that Bonzo and the Bonzolines run right across him

Background imageMischief Collection: Jeek the puppy gets wet in the lake

Jeek the puppy gets wet in the lake
Jeek the mongrel puppy runs off and gets wet in the lake, and shakes water onto passers-by. Date: 1940

Background imageMischief Collection: Jeek the puppy in the new park

Jeek the puppy in the new park
Jeek the mongrel puppy in the new park, where signs say: No Dogs Allowed Unless Led and Keep Off The Grass. Date: 1940

Background imageMischief Collection: Two Naughty boys taking a drill to an unfortunate front door

Two Naughty boys taking a drill to an unfortunate front door
Two little boys from Northern Italy up to no good, Here they are taking a drill to the door of a less-favoured relative (possibly a Battleaxe Aunt)

Background imageMischief Collection: Puppies attaching the post - Ridways Tea Advertisement

Puppies attaching the post - Ridways Tea Advertisement
" The Pick of the post". An advertising postcard for Ridgways Tea, showing a pack of young puppies making some tasty discoveries while the Postmans back is turned

Background imageMischief Collection: Sloop yachts Mischief and Atalanta in the race for The Ameri

Sloop yachts Mischief and Atalanta in the race for The America Cup. Date c1882. Sloop yachts Mischief and Atalanta in the race for The America Cup. Date c1882

Background imageMischief Collection: Into mischief

Into mischief. Print shows a young girl pouring liquid into a top hat and using an umbrella to stir in a piece of lace; at her feet is an overturned bottle of ink. Date c1857

Background imageMischief Collection: Lady Ancaster with Josslyn Hay

Lady Ancaster with Josslyn Hay
The Hon. Josslyn Hay, 22nd Earl of Erroll (1901 - 1941), British peer famed for the unsolved case surrounding his murder in Kenya (he was immortalised in the film, White Mischief )

Background imageMischief Collection: A Sly Dig by William Heath Robinson

A Sly Dig by William Heath Robinson
Humorous illustration showing the unfortunate sequence of events due to the energetic trench digging by a little boy on a beach, or, as the captions reads

Background imageMischief Collection: Easter Customs - Czech Republic

Easter Customs - Czech Republic
In the Czech Republic there are many customs tied up with the Easter weekend. One such custom is illustrated on this postcard

Background imageMischief Collection: Kitten Basket

Kitten Basket
A basket of mischief! Four kittens in a basket. Date: 1950s

Background imageMischief Collection: Game of runaway knock

Game of runaway knock
A runaway knock: two mischievous boys knock on the door of a well-to-do house and run away, bringing the head of the household (or possibly a butler or footman) and various dogs to the front steps

Background imageMischief Collection: Private No Entry

Private No Entry
A mischievous boy ignores a sign on a gate stating, Private - No Entry and squeezes through. c.1945

Background imageMischief Collection: Anarchy by H. M. Bateman

Anarchy by H. M. Bateman
Anarchy, as imagined by a peaceful British humorist (H. M. Bateman) showing two mischievous rather than menacing anarchists with a large comedy style bomb which appears to dwarf them. Date: 1909

Background imageMischief Collection: Briggs at the Festival by Graham

Briggs at the Festival by Graham
Cartoon by Graham featuring his butler character Briggs (created for The Tatler) being pursued by some mischievous children who seem to have somehow got hold of the tall

Background imageMischief Collection: Shakespeare: Puck / 1908

Shakespeare: Puck / 1908
Puck/Robin Goodfellow: Shakespeares master of rustic mischief; the amoral spirit who delights in playing pranks... Date: 1908

Background imageMischief Collection: Theatre, The Man with a Load of Mischief 1925, Nerman

Theatre, The Man with a Load of Mischief 1925, Nerman
Fay Compton and Leon Quartermaine, in The Man with a Load of Mischief by Ashley Duke, and one of the hits of the season playing at the Haymarket, London

Background imageMischief Collection: The Weeks Woggles - Big Game Hunting

The Weeks Woggles - Big Game Hunting
Woggles, the Sealyham Terrier owned by animal artist, Cecil Aldin pictured here stalking an innocent looking soft toy

Background imageMischief Collection: His Artistic Temperament by Muriel Dawson

His Artistic Temperament by Muriel Dawson
A little boy in yellow shorts tests out his creativity on a pail of paint that has been rather carelessly left on the floor

Background imageMischief Collection: You Simply Must Save Water by George Studdy

You Simply Must Save Water by George Studdy
Instead of drinking from his dog bowl, a naughty puppy instead chooses to climb up at a table and help himself to water from a jug

Background imageMischief Collection: Green Old Age at the Vaudeville Theatre, 1874

Green Old Age at the Vaudeville Theatre, 1874
Engraving of a scene from the play Green Old Age, as performed at the Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1874. As can be seen, a couple of old sailors are causing mischief for their companions

Background imageMischief Collection: Stern Reproof

Stern Reproof
Humorous illustration by Lawson Wood (1878-1957) showing Gran pop the orang utan working as a delivery driver and dispatching a group of naughty fruit thieves

Background imageMischief Collection: Not Quite a Lady

Not Quite a Lady
Comic illustration by Lawson Wood showing Gran pop the orang utan reprimanding a cheeky young monkey who is making a face from the safety of her swing

Background imageMischief Collection: DOLLs HAIR CUT C1880

DOLLs HAIR CUT C1880
A little boy cuts his sisters dolls hair for her, probably without her agreement

Background imageMischief Collection: Dream of Flight 1922

Dream of Flight 1922
A boy dreams of great fun and mischief to be had if only he had wings like his pet parrot!

Background imageMischief Collection: Inventions Cartoon 2 / 2

Inventions Cartoon 2 / 2
Illustration 2/2 A comical cartoon showing what look like elves or pixies getting into mischief with various inventions

Background imageMischief Collection: Twin puppies in geranium bed

Twin puppies in geranium bed
Twin puppies, Snip and Snap, bury a bone under the geranium bed and generally make a mess

Background imageMischief Collection: Twin puppies having a tug of war

Twin puppies having a tug of war
Twin puppies, Snip and Snap, have a tug of war game with a once clean shirt which they have pulled down from the washing line

Background imageMischief Collection: Twin puppies rolling on clean washing

Twin puppies rolling on clean washing
Twin puppies, Snip and Snap, roll around on the nice clean washing so thoughtfully provided for them

Background imageMischief Collection: Police / Standard Uniform

Police / Standard Uniform
Two London policeman stand chatting in their standard uniform, while their colleagues ticks off a small boy with a wooden hoop, who has been making mischief



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