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Background imageScared Collection: The Ghost Story by Alfred Bestall

The Ghost Story by Alfred Bestall
A family sit in the dark by a blazing fire, rigid with fear while listening to a ghost story told by an aged relative. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to them, the sceptre of a medieval knight

Background imageScared Collection: Goblin Market by Pauline Baynes

Goblin Market by Pauline Baynes
Illustration by Pauline Baynes depicting a scene from Goblin Market, the poem by Christina Rossetti, where a terrifying crowd of assorted goblins plying a girl with ripe fruit in return for a lock of

Background imageScared 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 imageScared Collection: Cause & Effect - dentist cartoon by H. M. Bateman

Cause & Effect - dentist cartoon by H. M. Bateman
Cause and Effect - or, how two moods can change places. A dental patient enters a surgery clearly terrified at what lies ahead of him, but such is his struggle

Background imageScared Collection: Owl & the Pussycat

Owl & the Pussycat
The Owl and the Pussycat: Wake up, aren t you even a bit scared of me, Owl? Date: 1960s

Background imageScared Collection: Female Chartists Cartoon

Female Chartists Cartoon
How to treat the female Chartists Cockroaches, rats and mice should see off the most ferocious crowd of females

Background imageScared Collection: Scream Line by Cecil Rigby

Scream Line by Cecil Rigby
The Driver: One gets a thrill out of speeding like this. Don t you feel glad to be alive? Her Friend: Glad is not the word. I m amazed

Background imageScared Collection: The man Who Begged to Differ from his Mother-in-Law Bateman

The man Who Begged to Differ from his Mother-in-Law Bateman
The man Who Begged to Differ from his Mother-in-Law by Bateman. A terrified, small man cowering in a chair after disagreeing with his imperious looking mother in law

Background imageScared Collection: Nicolas II and Kneeling troops - WWI

Nicolas II and Kneeling troops - WWI
WWI - Emperor (Tsar) Nicholas (Nicolas) II of Russia holds up a sacred icon to his troops, who drop to their knees in penitence. Date: circa 1915

Background imageScared Collection: Man and ghost

Man and ghost
Man being followed by a hooded ghost. The figure with outstretched hands pointed at me and said: " Granby Manners, you will die in this room!" Date: 1890s

Background imageScared Collection: Studdys Nightmare by George Studdy

Studdys Nightmare by George Studdy
Bonzo and Co. get their own back on the artist, after the Christmas pudding. George Studdy, the creator of the comic canine Bonzo

Background imageScared Collection: F Percy Wild, A Haunted Place

F Percy Wild, A Haunted Place

Background imageScared Collection: A new dog-fancy: the Basset Hounds by Louis Wain

A new dog-fancy: the Basset Hounds by Louis Wain
Engraving by Louis Wain showing four naughty basset hounds teasing two scared black and white cats. A fifth basset hound enters the room looking coy but unrepentant with a whip in its mouth

Background imageScared Collection: Cartoon, They have ears! WW1

Cartoon, They have ears! WW1
Cartoon, They have ears! Three fashionable French women are afraid that two Dachshunds might be German spies. Date: 1916

Background imageScared Collection: WW2 - Comic Postcard, Home Front - Intruder Raid - A little girl (with ginger pigtails)

WW2 - Comic Postcard, Home Front - Intruder Raid - A little girl (with ginger pigtails) is alarmed at the sight of a small brown mouse and has leaped up onto the piano stool. Date: 1944

Background imageScared Collection: A Henpecked Husband

A Henpecked Husband. A henpecked man is controlled by and a little frightened of a woman, especially his wife. Date: circa 1909

Background imageScared Collection: Art thou warm, Maiden, by Arthur Rackham

Art thou warm, Maiden, by Arthur Rackham Date: 1916

Background imageScared Collection: The War of the Worlds - Despair - Surrounded by martians

The War of the Worlds - Despair - Surrounded by martians
"My imagination was haunted by these fast metal monsters and the memory of the dead body smashed against the fence." Date: First published: 1898

Background imageScared Collection: Flights into the Future - creatures of the air jungle

Flights into the Future - creatures of the air jungle
An unfortunate pilot is thrown out of his plane by creatures fllying around the air jungle, the product of the imagination of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who wrote of strange monsters

Background imageScared Collection: Cats as humans being told scary stories of ghosts on Christmas Eve by their teacher. Date: 1895

Cats as humans being told scary stories of ghosts on Christmas Eve by their teacher. Date: 1895

Background imageScared Collection: Comic postcard, Two children at the seaside in a boat Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Two children at the seaside in a boat Date: 20th century

Background imageScared Collection: Comic postcard, two British soldiers, private and sergeant major

Comic postcard, two British soldiers, private and sergeant major, WW1 Date: circa 1918

Background imageScared Collection: Woman in a garden scared by a bee, 1913

Woman in a garden scared by a bee, 1913
Woman in a garden scared by a bee. She wears a dress by Paul Poiret in blue wool crepe, with white fichu and cuffs. Petite robe de jardin par Poiret en crepe de laine bleu

Background imageScared Collection: Woman in linen dress looking at herself in the mirror

Woman in linen dress looking at herself in the mirror. Robe de linon de fil. Handcoloured pochoir (stencil) etching after an illustration by Adrien Etienne Drian from Tommaso Antonginis Journal des

Background imageScared Collection: A ghost appears at a cottage window

A ghost appears at a cottage window, causing four men to run away in terror. Date: circa 1840

Background imageScared Collection: Feeding the ducks

Feeding the ducks
Boy and scared small girl followed by three ducks. Illustration from the Ladies Home Journal April 1923. Artist anon. Date: 1923

Background imageScared Collection: Snowballing a rabbit

Snowballing a rabbit
Xmas. Pretty girl in red pelting snowballs at a scared rabbit. Date: circa 1918

Background imageScared Collection: Woman runs from waves

Woman runs from waves
A young woman in a clinging red tank style one-piece swimsuit with a ruffle edged collar & a beret style bathing cap encounters a large wave. Alarmed, she runs for her life Date: 1926

Background imageScared Collection: BOY PLAYS IN MASK C1870

BOY PLAYS IN MASK C1870
A boy in a grotesque mask frightens his little sister Date: circa 1870

Background imageScared Collection: GIRL, 1850S

GIRL, 1850S
A young girl stands primly, scared to move, in a full skirt Date: CIRCA 1855

Background imageScared Collection: Cartoon, How to Treat the Female Chartists

Cartoon, How to Treat the Female Chartists -- cockroaches, rats and mice should see off the most ferocious crowd of females. Date: 1848

Background imageScared Collection: The Thermal Spa Baths at Dax, France

The Thermal Spa Baths at Dax, France - a (rather apprehensive!) woman contemplates the approach of the Douche a Vapeaur ready to apply a jet of hot steam water to her person... Date: circa 1920s

Background imageScared Collection: A Christmas Angel sailing into a Port Town with presents

A Christmas Angel sailing into a Port Town with presents
A Christmas Angel sailing into a Port Town with a small boat laden with presents for the local children. The Teddy bear seems to be enjoying the voyage a little less than the model jester!

Background imageScared Collection: WW1 era Comic Postcard - Boy leans in for a kiss

WW1 era Comic Postcard - Boy leans in for a kiss
WW1 era Comic Postcard - A boy leans in for a kiss with his donkey cart-driving girl. She replies with the slightly devastating retort " I can drive one donkey but not two!" Date: circa 1916

Background imageScared Collection: Birthday Greetings postcard - A family of Cats at bathtime

Birthday Greetings postcard - A family of Cats at bathtime. The kitten in the bath is not looking forward to having his/her hair combed... Date: circa 1922

Background imageScared Collection: Conscientious objector cartoon, WWI

Conscientious objector cartoon, WWI
Out of the frying pan - pathetic plight of unconscientious conscientious objector who learns in the Press that he may be put on to minesweeping

Background imageScared Collection: Punch Cartoon 1899

Punch Cartoon 1899
The open mouth : or, the integrity of China. The British Lion and the Russian Bear try to get their hands on a scared Johnny Chinaman

Background imageScared Collection: WW1 - 96th Batt. Canadian Highlanders - Terrified Germans

WW1 - 96th Batt. Canadian Highlanders - Terrified Germans
WW1 - Humorous patriotic postcard in support of the 96th Battalion (Canadian Highlanders), an infantry battalion of the Great War Canadian Expeditionary Force

Background imageScared Collection: What Times High Water? by Lawson Wood

What Times High Water? by Lawson Wood
A little monkey looks beseechingly at Gran pop (the wily orang-utan created by artist Lawson Wood) as the rock they are seated on suddenly becomes less roomy with the rising tide. Date: 1932

Background imageScared Collection: WW1 - Vendome Column shakes at news of German successes

WW1 - Vendome Column shakes at news of German successes
WW1 - The Vendome Column shakes in fear at news of German successes in the war. Date: circa 1916

Background imageScared Collection: WW1 - Eiffel Tower in Paris is scared of the Zeppelin menace

WW1 - Eiffel Tower in Paris is scared of the Zeppelin menace and curls (wobbles/quivers/shakes/shivers). Date: circa 1916

Background imageScared Collection: Cartoon, Hearing cannon fire in Constantinople, WW1

Cartoon, Hearing cannon fire in Constantinople, WW1
Cartoon, Hearing cannon fire in Constantinople, showing the ladies of the Turkish Harem alarmed by the sound of the guns of Gallipoli - likewise the Sultan himself! Date: 1915

Background imageScared Collection: Affront from the Rear by Charles Crombie

Affront from the Rear by Charles Crombie
A British officer, enjoying a meal in a restaurant is alarmed by the shadow of a fruit bowl being carried by a waiter. Date: 1915

Background imageScared Collection: Suffragette Scared by Mouse

Suffragette Scared by Mouse. Suffragette stands on stool, shrieking with panic as a mouse runs towards her. In the series, This is the House that man built Caption reads

Background imageScared Collection: Boy Falls from a Tree

Boy Falls from a Tree
A boy tumbles from a tree Date: circa 1900

Background imageScared Collection: Boy sitting with his teddy bear

Boy sitting with his teddy bear on a comfy armchair. Watercolour painting by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageScared Collection: The Days of Cromwell by Charles Rogers and Carter Livesey

The Days of Cromwell by Charles Rogers and Carter Livesey. First produced at the Borough Theatre, Stratford, on 19th October 1896 The caption reads Toby, I can hear fightin

Background imageScared Collection: A Little Mouse keen to be put among the girls

A Little Mouse keen to be put among the girls and to see what chaos may then ensue! Date: 1913



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