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Smelly Collection

Background imageSmelly Collection: Strong Cheese repels diner and waiter

Strong Cheese repels diner and waiter
One of the Market Reports illustrated postcard series. Cheese: " Supply much stronger, but very little demand." This commodities phrasiology is illustrated by a waiter struggling to cope

Background imageSmelly Collection: Seaside Weather Forecasts - Strong smelling Fish

Seaside Weather Forecasts - Strong smelling Fish
Seaside Weather Forecasts - Very Fresh - Strong Wind Blowing Some rather strong-smelling Fish causes a group of beachgoers to be blown-away by the asault of the pungent aroma encountered!

Background imageSmelly Collection: Perfuming probable prizewinners: dog show perfume, 1911

Perfuming probable prizewinners: dog show perfume, 1911
A patient Pomeranian stands on a folding chair while being squirted with perfume at the Ealing and District Canine Society dog show. Date: 1911

Background imageSmelly Collection: Smelly wallflower, Erysimum odoratum

Smelly wallflower, Erysimum odoratum (Sweet-scented alpine hedge mustard, Erysium lanceolatum minus). Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Weddell after a botanical illustration by John Curtis

Background imageSmelly Collection: The Young Chemist or Young Scientist

The Young Chemist or Young Scientist. 19th century

Background imageSmelly Collection: Cartoon, Sanitary and insanitary matters

Cartoon, Sanitary and insanitary matters
Larger figure representing the industries surrounding the River Thames like the soup boiling factory where bones were used and the knackers yard where injured animals were taken to be slaughtered

Background imageSmelly Collection: Tourists in a Greek street

Tourists in a Greek street
Tourists from Western Europe find the smells in a Greek street hard to take. Date: 1896

Background imageSmelly Collection: Listerine advertisement, 1930

Listerine advertisement, 1930
Advertisement for Listerine mouth wash, suggesting that halitosis can lead to being left on the shelf, marriage-wise as her birthdays creep towards that tragic thirty mark. Date: 1930

Background imageSmelly Collection: Boys in Malaysia eating Durian Fruit

Boys in Malaysia eating Durian Fruit Date: circa 1920s

Background imageSmelly Collection: Comic postcard, Take back the Heart that thou gavest

Comic postcard, Take back the Heart that thou gavest -- a female customer rejects the heart delivered by the butcher as it seems to be past its use-by date. Date: circa 1905

Background imageSmelly Collection: Buying A House by H M Bateman

Buying A House by H M Bateman is an illustration on the dangers of buying a house. The couple dance in the big rooms and run up and down the stairs and buy impulsively

Background imageSmelly Collection: The London Bathing Season, filthy River Thames

The London Bathing Season, filthy River Thames
The London Bathing Season cartoon. The figure of Father Thames, filthy and carrying a dead cat, a bent kettle, and other detritus from the river, beckons to a small boy on the quayside, " Come

Background imageSmelly Collection: Cartoon, Asphyxiating gases, WW1

Cartoon, Asphyxiating gases, WW1
Cartoon, Asphyxiating gases, showing a French soldier standing in a hole and holding his nose. He says: They re not dead yet, but they already stink! Date: 1915

Background imageSmelly Collection: Young Kitchenmaid shocked by the odour of Brown Garlic

Young Kitchenmaid shocked by the odour of Brown Garlic - " Lovely grub - lovely grub!" Date: circa 1940s

Background imageSmelly Collection: Durian fruit from Singapore

Durian fruit from Singapore
The durian fruit is distinctive for its large size, unique odour (some compare it to sewage, stale vomit, skunk spray), and formidable thorn-covered husk

Background imageSmelly Collection: Not keen on Egyptian Food

Not keen on Egyptian Food
A British Tourist wearing a straw boater and white suit, takes offence at " the smell" of the Egyptian seafood dish he is presented with

Background imageSmelly Collection: HELLEBORE

HELLEBORE
Fetid hellebore poisonous as well as smelly

Background imageSmelly Collection: Gas Powered Sew Machine

Gas Powered Sew Machine
This sewing machine is powered by a gas engine, which draws its gas from a wall socket : probably noisy and smelly, and certainly dangerous - but better than treadling !

Background imageSmelly Collection: Hancocks Steam Carriage

Hancocks Steam Carriage
The Era one of several steam carriages built by Hancock : this one plied between Greenwich and London, and must have given passengers a bumpy and smelly ride


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