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Mischievous Collection

Background imageMischievous Collection: Fat Geese! by Lawson Wood

Fat Geese! by Lawson Wood
A cheeky young lad chuckles to himself after placing a sign for fattened geese on the posterior of a rather plump lady who is herself choosing which goose to buy for her Christmas dinner. Date: 1909

Background imageMischievous Collection: Georgie Porgie

Georgie Porgie, pudding and pie - Kissed the girls and made them cry. When the boys came out to play - Georgie Porgie ran away

Background imageMischievous Collection: Kitten Trumpeter

Kitten Trumpeter
A mischievous black and white kitten playing a trumpet!

Background imageMischievous Collection: Heres How by Cecil Aldin

Heres How by Cecil Aldin
Heres How: Woggles Series LV. Woggles, the cheeky Sealyham Terrier who starred in a series of illustrations by the artist Cecil Aldin in The Sketch

Background imageMischievous Collection: Teasing Tirpitz, or luring a U boat to Dover, Heath Robinson

Teasing Tirpitz, or luring a U boat to Dover, Heath Robinson
A battered British plane suspends a tiny toy boat on a string, fooling a German U boat into pursuing it all the way to Dover. Another mischievous war tactic dreamed up by William Heath Robinson

Background imageMischievous Collection: Bas de Soie by Harold Earnshaw

Bas de Soie by Harold Earnshaw
An elegant girl in a swimming costume chases gracefully after a small terrier dog who has run away with her head scarf on the beach, an essential part of the 1920s swimwear look. Date: 1927

Background imageMischievous Collection: Preraphaelites Mocked

Preraphaelites Mocked
Millais, Rossetti and Hunt ride a donkey monogrammed JR (Ruskin) - a mischievous parody of Millais painting Sir Isumbras at the ford

Background imageMischievous Collection: School children Ely Cathedral

School children Ely Cathedral
A party of schoolchildren file out of the grounds of Ely Cathedral. The West Front of the cathedral is in the background. First published The Sunday Times Date: 1990

Background imageMischievous Collection: WILL OF THE WISP

WILL OF THE WISP
WILL O THE WISP (feu follet, marsh light &c) depicted as a mischievous spirit, luring victims to an unpleasant death in the marsh circa 1830

Background imageMischievous Collection: A small boy, having consumed most of a pot of strawberry jam with the help of a cane

A small boy, having consumed most of a pot of strawberry jam with the help of a cane and a cushion, has no regrets. Date: 1911

Background imageMischievous Collection: Christmas scene by Cecil Aldin

Christmas scene by Cecil Aldin
Mischievous children seated at the front of a stagecoach greeting everyone they pass with a snowball with their mother looking anxious at the back

Background imageMischievous Collection: A mischievous-looking girl, caught on camera knitting in an armchair in her cottage

A mischievous-looking girl, caught on camera knitting in an armchair in her cottage, with her little dog behind her! Date: 1940s

Background imageMischievous Collection: A scene from David Copperfield

A scene from David Copperfield
Charles Dickenss character, David Copperfield in the Old Coaching Inn at Yarmouth whilst on his memorable journey to Salem House School

Background imageMischievous Collection: Will of the wisp, - circa 1800

Will of the wisp, - circa 1800
A mischievous demon, in the guise of a Will o the Wisp, lures unwary travellers to their deaths in a bog. Date: circa 1800

Background imageMischievous Collection: Puck on spiders thread

Puck on spiders thread
Puck seated on a spiders thread. Date: 1920

Background imageMischievous Collection: Robin Goodfellow, a sprite

Robin Goodfellow, a sprite (also known as Puck). Date: 1911

Background imageMischievous Collection: Four happy Kashmir children run along banks of River Jhelum

Four happy Kashmir children run along banks of River Jhelum
Four happy Kashmir children run along the banks of the River Jhelum and smile for the camera Date: 1986

Background imageMischievous Collection: Naughy boy, Dublin street

Naughy boy, Dublin street
A mischievous small boy laughs as he sits on the kerb of the footpath in a Dublin Street, Ireland Date: 1990

Background imageMischievous Collection: The fairies bound me with their silken chains

The fairies bound me with their silken chains
A little girl in a red dress and with a huge bow in her hair is bound up with ribbons by a group of mischievous looking pixies, elves and fairies

Background imageMischievous Collection: Wind Elves teasing a child

Wind Elves teasing a child
Wind Elves tease a child by blowing the blackberries out of her reach. Date: 1917

Background imageMischievous Collection: The Spook Suspected by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon

The Spook Suspected by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon
Old Bill has always felt that there was something reminiscent of Bert about the way he got that nasty crack over the head from a tambourine at that little bit of a seance they had theother night

Background imageMischievous Collection: A Sydney Larrikin

A Sydney Larrikin. Larrikinism is the name given to the Australian folk tradition of irreverence, mockery of authority and disregard for rigid norms of propriety

Background imageMischievous Collection: The Christmas Robbers by William Heath Robinson

The Christmas Robbers by William Heath Robinson
A cheery looking cook enjoys forty winks by the kitchen fire, blissfully unaware that an army of mischievous pixies and elves are busy plundering all the Christmas food she has been baking. Date: 1924

Background imageMischievous Collection: The Bogey-Beast

The Bogey-Beast
The cheerful old lady considers herself lucky to encounter the BOGEY- BEAST, a mischievous but not particularly dangerous folklore creature

Background imageMischievous Collection: Sun Hou Tzu

Sun Hou Tzu
The mischievous monkey fairy/ god, Sun Hou-Tzu, is born from a rock. The legend of the Journey to the West (Hsi Yu Chi) tells of his part in a quest for a Buddhist text

Background imageMischievous Collection: Stylish and mischievous young lady

Stylish and mischievous young lady
A stylish and mischievous young lady standing in front of a mosaic wall hanging. Date: 1923

Background imageMischievous Collection: A variety of Puppies eyeing up a basket of threads

A variety of Puppies eyeing up a basket of threads of various colours - ripe for being distributed around the room with glee! Date: 1912

Background imageMischievous Collection: Monkey and cat on a Christmas card

Monkey and cat on a Christmas card
Monkey pulling a cats tail on a Christmas card. Date: early 20th century

Background imageMischievous Collection: Cockatoo and monkey on a Christmas card

Cockatoo and monkey on a Christmas card. (2 of 2) Date: early 20th century

Background imageMischievous Collection: Surprised young man on a Christmas card

Surprised young man on a Christmas card, with a comic verse. Its fun to put a pin on someones chair, but its a bit of a shock when you get told off for it. (2 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageMischievous Collection: Cartoon, March goblins

Cartoon, March goblins, showing an old lady teased by the March winds and squally showers. Date: 1919

Background imageMischievous Collection: Long hair kitten playing

Long hair kitten playing with his owners jewellery. Date: 1916

Background imageMischievous 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 imageMischievous 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 imageMischievous Collection: Illustration, Paul Pry watching sporting events

Illustration, Paul Pry watching sporting events. Paul Pry was a character in a popular play of the same name, by John Poole, first performed in 1825

Background imageMischievous Collection: Sporting & Dramatic News cover - A Better Ole

Sporting & Dramatic News cover - A Better Ole
Front cover of The Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News featuring photographs of three stars of the stage in 1917. On the left is Miss Vera Clarke

Background imageMischievous Collection: Monkey mascot steals enemy flag, WW1

Monkey mascot steals enemy flag, WW1
The exploits of Bebe, the pet monkey of an Italian officer who brought back the Austrian flag from the enemy trenches, snatching it

Background imageMischievous Collection: Electric eels shock horses

Electric eels shock horses
Some electric eels(Gymnotus Electricus)wreak havoc on a herd of terrified looking horses. A large eel with a particularly mischievous expression reclines in the foreground

Background imageMischievous Collection: Long Jock by William Heath Robinson

Long Jock by William Heath Robinson
Canny Kiltie Camouflage. A mischievous pair of Highland soldiers terrify a German soldier into imagining he really will have to tackle some great Scots

Background imageMischievous 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 imageMischievous Collection: Aesops Fables

Aesops Fables
This picture depicts small snapshots of some of Aesops most famous fables like the hare and the tortoise and the fox and the grapes

Background imageMischievous Collection: German Schoolboys

German Schoolboys
A row of mischievous looking German schoolboys, perhaps out on a day trip together. Date: early 1930s

Background imageMischievous 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 imageMischievous Collection: The Drummer of Tedworth - Glanville

The Drummer of Tedworth - Glanville
The tale of the Drummer of Tedworth (told by Thomas Glanville) recounted that local landowner, John Mompesson of Tedworth (now Tidworth, in Wiltshire)

Background imageMischievous Collection: Child with fairies

Child with fairies
A guardian fairy watches over small child as they encounter mischievous elves. Artist: Anne Anderson Date: 1916

Background imageMischievous Collection: Max and Moritz

Max and Moritz
The mischievous Max and Moritz, causing havoc wherever they go, 1865 Date: 1865

Background imageMischievous Collection: A Kiss in the Dark

A Kiss in the Dark
Mischievous Conductor, Dark Tunnel, through in half an hour! Scene: When the Train struck the light in just 3 minutes. Couple kissing on a railway train with a cheeky joke twist Date: 1881

Background imageMischievous 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



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