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Background imageRude Collection: Three young Victorian women baring their bottoms

Three young Victorian women baring their bottoms, circa 1894. circa 1894

Background imageRude Collection: Rude Gargoyle

Rude Gargoyle
Gargoyle on a medieval seminary (now a girls school) at Tours, France : masons often amused themselves by cutting such subjects on respectable buildings

Background imageRude Collection: Saucy dancer, wearing only balloons - Following raid

Saucy dancer, wearing only balloons - Following raid
Saucy dancer, wearing only balloons, following a police raid: " You can t pin anything on me!" Date: late 1930s

Background imageRude Collection: WW1 - Patriotic - Little Tommy has a pee on a German Helmet

WW1 - Patriotic - Little Tommy has a pee on a German Helmet
Tommys Kiddie. WW1 - Patriotic - Little Tommy has a pee in a German Helmet. Date: circa 1916

Background imageRude Collection: The Strongest by Fortunino Matania

The Strongest by Fortunino Matania
The Strongest, by Fortunino Matania, RI (1881-1963). One of the most accomplished realistic illustrators and artists of his time

Background imageRude Collection: Funny Saucy Wedding Postcard

Funny Saucy Wedding Postcard
Bawdy humourin this saucy postcard, depicting a bride and grrom in front of their vicar. The bride has her hand full... "...to have and to hold - until death us do part..." Date: circa 1910s

Background imageRude Collection: Late Arrivals by H. M. Bateman

Late Arrivals by H. M. Bateman
Late arrivals at the theatre annoy everyone by laughing at the show and blocking the view of those who took their seats in good time in the process! Date: 1924

Background imageRude Collection: Satirical ballooning image

Satirical ballooning image
A rude satirical image of large and small balloons tied together, lifting a cannon, entitled The Montgolsier. A first rate of the French Aerial Navy. A Fart, an Ass, a Fool, A Monkey, a Nothing. 1783

Background imageRude Collection: Saucy Postcard - Option for a fourth child

Saucy Postcard - Option for a fourth child
" Hello, can I be the fourth?" !! A squaddie chances his arm with a leggy beauty... Date: 1930s

Background imageRude Collection: Comic postcard, Young couple in a pub Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Young couple in a pub Date: 20th century

Background imageRude Collection: Comic postcard, Boy and girl chatting Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Boy and girl chatting Date: 20th century

Background imageRude Collection: Comic Seaside Postcard - I Can t See My Little Johnny

Comic Seaside Postcard - I Can t See My Little Johnny
I Can t See My Little Johnny - Humorous saucy seaside postcard design by Donald McGill (1875-1962). Date: circa 1949

Background imageRude Collection: Comic Valentines Postcard - Old Maid about to be blown up

Comic Valentines Postcard - Old Maid about to be blown up
Comic Valentines Postcard - Some seriously racey language punning against an image of an Old Maid about to be blown up. 1908

Background imageRude Collection: Queen Victoria in Nice - French satire on her donkey cart

Queen Victoria in Nice - French satire on her donkey cart
Queen Victoria in Nice, France - a rather (!) disrespectful late 19th century French satirical caricature. In 1882, Queen Victoria began her winter affair with the Cote dAzur

Background imageRude Collection: Dame Edna Everage and Larry Hagman on a chat show

Dame Edna Everage and Larry Hagman on a chat show
Comic personality, Melbourne housewife and superstar (or gigastar) Dame Edna Everage (played by the Australian comedian Barry Humphries, b 1934) with the American actor Larry Hagman (b 1931)

Background imageRude Collection: Comic postcard, Man and woman with caged birds Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Man and woman with caged birds Date: 20th century

Background imageRude Collection: Comic postcard, Women see man leaving Gents

Comic postcard, Women see man leaving Gents Date: 20th century

Background imageRude Collection: Comic postcard, Dog and bird in the garden

Comic postcard, Dog and bird in the garden Date: 20th century

Background imageRude Collection: Comic postcard, Bitter and port in a pub Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Bitter and port in a pub Date: 20th century

Background imageRude Collection: Comic postcard - plump man on the beach - I Can t See My Little Charlie Date

Comic postcard - plump man on the beach - I Can t See My Little Charlie Date: circa 1949

Background imageRude Collection: Comic postcard - plump woman on beach - I Can t See My Little Charlie Date

Comic postcard - plump woman on beach - I Can t See My Little Charlie Date: circa 1949

Background imageRude Collection: Comic postcard, milking a cow

Comic postcard, milking a cow Date: 20th century

Background imageRude Collection: Comic postcard, Man swearing in front of parrot

Comic postcard, Man swearing in front of parrot Date: 20th century

Background imageRude Collection: Comic postcard, Sergeant and soldier - criticism of baggy trousers Date

Comic postcard, Sergeant and soldier - criticism of baggy trousers Date: early 20th century

Background imageRude Collection: Comic postcard, Scene at a fun fair - Shut your eyes, you boys!! Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Scene at a fun fair - Shut your eyes, you boys!! Date: 20th century

Background imageRude Collection: Comic postcard, The Astronomers - Venus, Jupiter and Mars Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, The Astronomers - Venus, Jupiter and Mars Date: 20th century

Background imageRude Collection: Comic postcard, Couple roller skating Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Couple roller skating Date: 20th century

Background imageRude Collection: Comic postcard, Woman sitting in a tree - Things are looking up this way Date

Comic postcard, Woman sitting in a tree - Things are looking up this way Date: 20th century

Background imageRude Collection: Comic postcard, Sailor and woman at the seaside - My word, if I catch you bending

Comic postcard, Sailor and woman at the seaside - My word, if I catch you bending! Date: 20th century

Background imageRude Collection: Comic postcard, Couple walking in the countryside - My word, if I catch you bending

Comic postcard, Couple walking in the countryside - My word, if I catch you bending! Date: 20th century

Background imageRude Collection: Comic postcard, Two Scotsmen drinking in a pub

Comic postcard, Two Scotsmen drinking in a pub. Two possible captions handwritten on the back of the card, both crossed out

Background imageRude Collection: Comic postcard, Couple chatting by a country gate - cut out the rude stuff Date

Comic postcard, Couple chatting by a country gate - cut out the rude stuff Date: 20th century

Background imageRude Collection: Comic postcard, policeman on the beach Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, policeman on the beach Date: 20th century

Background imageRude Collection: Comic postcard, stuffing birds - taxidermist Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, stuffing birds - taxidermist Date: 20th century

Background imageRude Collection: Full page from Punch magazine - July 12, 1856 - featuring an article - Rude Questions to

Full page from Punch magazine - July 12, 1856 - featuring an article - Rude Questions to a Wife. Date: 1856

Background imageRude Collection: Gentleman with cane and top hat interrupting

Gentleman with cane and top hat interrupting a lady at her toilette. Hello, how nice to see you! (You beast!) Handcoloured lithograph by the Gihaut brothers after an illustration by Jean Gabriel

Background imageRude Collection: Comic postcard, About 90 in the Shade

Comic postcard, About 90 in the Shade. Date: circa 1910

Background imageRude Collection: Comic Spanish postcard

Comic Spanish postcard -- Look through that window, you ll see an elegant woman, but don t get too close, because of asphyxiating gases! Date: circa 1930s

Background imageRude Collection: George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston

George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston
Ode of V. George Curzon, 1st Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859-1925) Viceroy of India - Arrogant, inflexible and was socially famous for his pronouncement that " Ladies do not move"

Background imageRude Collection: CUSTOMS / ETIQUETTE

CUSTOMS / ETIQUETTE
Three very rude men wearing hats and smoking remain in their seats all despite the fact that a lady has entered the room Date: late 19th Century

Background imageRude Collection: MARSEILLAISE / SCULPTURE

MARSEILLAISE / SCULPTURE
La Marseillaise or Depart des Volontaires en 1792 relief sculpture by Francois Rude, completed 1833-35, on Arc de Triomphe

Background imageRude Collection: Child sticks toungue out, Bangkok

Child sticks toungue out, Bangkok
A small boy in traditional Thai straw hat pulls his tongue out at the camera at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Bangkok Date: circa 1985

Background imageRude Collection: Flossie and her Bear behind

Flossie and her Bear behind (!) go for a stroll along the promenade. Rather coarse seaside humour. Date: 1903

Background imageRude Collection: A Housemaid waits to catch a peep up a Scotsmans kilt

A Housemaid waits to catch a peep up a Scotsmans kilt
A Housemaid waits patiently, hoping to catch a peep up a Scotsmans kilt. The caption reads: Poor Jock stood on his front door steps, His bearskin wanted mending, The Housemaid standing down below

Background imageRude Collection: Bar Room ceiling of The Glory Hole Tavern in Colorado

Bar Room ceiling of The Glory Hole Tavern in Colorado
" Bottoms Up" the rather fun and risque painting on the Bar Room ceiling of The Glory Hole Tavern in Colorado, USA. Date: 1953

Background imageRude Collection: France. Paris. Triumphal Arch. Depart of 1792. La Marseillai

France. Paris. Triumphal Arch. Depart of 1792. La Marseillaise personified on the Arc de Triomphe. by Francois Rude. The sculptural group celebrates the cause of the French First Republic during

Background imageRude Collection: I Could Have Sweared I Saw a Torpedo, WW1 postcard

I Could Have Sweared I Saw a Torpedo, WW1 postcard
Humorous First World War postcard showing a small boy in the bath wondering where that torpedo has gone. Date: 1916

Background imageRude Collection: Cheeky Beauty Contest - Bottoms

Cheeky Beauty Contest - Bottoms
A Beauty Contest A beautiful pair of buttocks often bring tenderness. A line up of Parisienne beauties, offering a cheeky angle on life in the French capital. Date: circa 1908



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