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Stealing Collection

Background imageStealing Collection: Edward I removing the Stone of Scone

Edward I removing the Stone of Scone
King Edward I of England removing the legendary " stone of destiny" from Scone in Scotland

Background imageStealing Collection: Cat Stealing Herrings

Cat Stealing Herrings
A naughty cat stealing fresh Margate herrings off a barrow!

Background imageStealing Collection: Boys Scrumping

Boys Scrumping
Two boys, use a long pole, to knock apples from a tree while a little girl makes ready to collect them. The elder girl seems unconvinced regarding the legality of scrumping

Background imageStealing Collection: Medea and Jason stealing the Golden Fleece

Medea and Jason stealing the Golden Fleece
Depiction of Medea and Jason from Greek mythology. Medea drugs a serpent while Jason prepares to kill it and steal the Golden Fleece. Venus and a winged youth stand at their side

Background imageStealing Collection: Dick Turpin

Dick Turpin
Indictment of Richard Dick Turpin, for stealing a mare worth three pounds from Thomas Creasy, at Welton, Yorkshire, 1st March 1739 Date: 1st March 1739

Background imageStealing Collection: Fairies Steal a Child

Fairies Steal a Child
A fairy flies off carrying a baby human on her back Date: 1908

Background imageStealing Collection: The Humorist Easter Number 1938

The Humorist Easter Number 1938
The Humorist Easter Number front cover illustrated by William Heath Robinson featuring two exhausted cyclists sleeping off a picnic lunch, unaware that somebody is riding away on their tandem bicycle

Background imageStealing Collection: Poster advertising Melox dog food

Poster advertising Melox dog food, showing a policeman and a shop keeper chasing a dog which has stolen a packet of delicious Melox food. 20th century

Background imageStealing Collection: For Healths Sake

For Healths Sake
Comic illustration by Lawson Wood showing two cheeky monkey pilfering fruit from a sleeping orang utan, Gran pop. Title is For Healths Sake Take Things Quietly

Background imageStealing Collection: The Queen of Hearts baked some tarts

The Queen of Hearts baked some tarts, illustration by Chris G. Temple Date: circa 1920

Background imageStealing Collection: Indignities shown to the corpse of William the Conqueror

Indignities shown to the corpse of William the Conqueror - on his death in France, his body was stripped of clothing and jewellery. Date: 1087

Background imageStealing Collection: A bare-faced steal

A bare-faced steal! A large bear takes a fancy to the contents of a large metal drum on the bacl of a country wagon. Date: 1906

Background imageStealing Collection: Stealing wool to Fly a Kite, Henry cartoon

Stealing wool to Fly a Kite, Henry cartoon by Carl Anderson Date: 1936

Background imageStealing Collection: FARIES & DEAD CHILD 1922

FARIES & DEAD CHILD 1922
They stole little Bridget, ...they thought that she was fast asleep, but was dead with sorrow...they have kept her ever since, watching till she wake... Date: 1922

Background imageStealing Collection: PLEADING WOMAN/LOST CAT

PLEADING WOMAN/LOST CAT
A woman pleads with a butcher to tell her where her pet cat might have got to; several dead cats are concealed behind him Animal pets stealing stolen Date: 1870

Background imageStealing Collection: FAIRIES & DEAD CHILD

FAIRIES & DEAD CHILD
They stole little Bridget...They thought that she was fast asleep, But she was dead with sorrow... They have kept her ever since, Watching till she wake... Date: 1886

Background imageStealing Collection: Comic postcard, The Price of a Kiss Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, The Price of a Kiss Date: 20th century

Background imageStealing Collection: Comic postcard, Couple on the beach at night - theft of ice cream cornet Date

Comic postcard, Couple on the beach at night - theft of ice cream cornet Date: 20th century

Background imageStealing Collection: Comic postcard, Little boy and old man - saving money Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Little boy and old man - saving money Date: 20th century

Background imageStealing Collection: Anglo-French forces looting the Emperors Palace, Beijing, August 1860, Second Opium War

Anglo-French forces looting the Emperors Palace, Beijing, August 1860, Second Opium War, China Date: 1860

Background imageStealing 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 imageStealing 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 imageStealing Collection: The theft of the La Tour Pastels from St. Quentin, Dec 1918

The theft of the La Tour Pastels from St. Quentin, Dec 1918
Article describing the theft of the pastel work of Maurice Quentin de la Tour and showing a selection of three examples of his most famous pastel work

Background imageStealing Collection: Tatler cover Clothes Worth Stealing 1961

Tatler cover Clothes Worth Stealing 1961
Front cover of The Tatler featuring an art thief contemplating a portrait of the latest fashions for 1961 in an art gallery. Date: 1961

Background imageStealing Collection: Cartoon, Poaching on Forbidden Preserves

Cartoon, Poaching on Forbidden Preserves. 19th century

Background imageStealing Collection: What Would You Do?

What Would You Do?
Bonzo, the cute canine created by George Studdy in The Sketch magazine in the 1920s, wonders what to do now that some heinous thief has stolen his sausages from under his nose

Background imageStealing Collection: Jimmy Wild by George Studdy

Jimmy Wild by George Studdy
A rather stupid Bonzo, the comic canine creation of George Studdy is distracted from stealing a chop by his reflection in a silver, domed platter cover

Background imageStealing Collection: Dog Steals Sausages

Dog Steals Sausages
A dog runs off with a string of sausages with the butcher boy in pursuit

Background imageStealing Collection: Humanised foxes with turkeys and geese on a Christmas card

Humanised foxes with turkeys and geese on a Christmas card
Humanised foxes with turkeys and geese in a cage on a Christmas card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageStealing Collection: Dick Whittington by J. Hickory Wood and Arthur Collins

Dick Whittington by J. Hickory Wood and Arthur Collins. Card number 1 of eight cards produced to advertise the Drury Lane pantomime of 1908

Background imageStealing Collection: WW1 - Theft of the Arc de Triomphe, Paris by a Zeppelin

WW1 - Theft of the Arc de Triomphe, Paris by a Zeppelin ! Date: circa 1916

Background imageStealing Collection: Two Little Vagabonds by George R Sims & Arthur Shirley

Two Little Vagabonds by George R Sims & Arthur Shirley
Promotional postcard for Two Little Vagabonds by George R. Sims and Arthur Shirley from Les Deux Gosses by Pierre Decourcelle (Theatre de lAmbigu-Comique, Paris, 19th February 1896)

Background imageStealing Collection: Stealing Pantalones food on a Christmas and New Year card

Stealing Pantalones food on a Christmas and New Year card
Harlequin and Columbine stealing Pantalones food and drink on a Christmas and New Year card (they are passing it through the windows to a Clown on the other side). (2 of 2) Date: circa 1890s

Background imageStealing Collection: Cartoon, Being Unable to Take Paris, WW1

Cartoon, Being Unable to Take Paris, WW1
Cartoon, Being Unable to Take Paris, showing Crown Prince Wilhelm during the First World War, taking anything else he can lay his hands

Background imageStealing 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 imageStealing Collection: La Vie Parisienne cover 1930

La Vie Parisienne cover 1930
Pierrot stealing a kiss from a lady, possibly a stage actress

Background imageStealing Collection: Stealing the Fleece

Stealing the Fleece
Medea, daughter of Aeetes, king of Colchis, who possesses the Golden Fleece, falls in love with Jason and helps him steal it

Background imageStealing Collection: Normans plundering Durham

Normans plundering Durham
A thousand Normans under Robert de Comines plunder Durham and carouse at night, unaware that they are about to be attacked and annihilated by the Northumbrians

Background imageStealing Collection: Feral Children

Feral Children
Wolf stealing a child, India 1 of 5

Background imageStealing Collection: Little Folk Misfitz - Tom the Pipers Son

Little Folk Misfitz - Tom the Pipers Son. circa 1910

Background imageStealing Collection: Happy Families Playing Cards - Master Swift

Happy Families Playing Cards - Master Swift the Runners Son. circa 1930s

Background imageStealing Collection: Happy Families Playing Cards - Master Bobby

Happy Families Playing Cards - Master Bobby the Policemans Son. late 19th century

Background imageStealing Collection: Zoological Misfitz - Ha Ha ! Mr Fox

Zoological Misfitz - Ha Ha ! Mr Fox. early 20th century

Background imageStealing Collection: Caricature of A W Pinero as a clown

Caricature of A W Pinero as a clown
Caricature of Sir Arthur Wing Pinero (1855-1934), English actor, playwright and stage director. Seen here as a Christmas pantomime clown at St Jamess Theatre, London

Background imageStealing Collection: Collecting eggs from a cliff-face

Collecting eggs from a cliff-face
A group of people collecting eggs from a cliff-face. A man is lowered on a rope to steal the sea-birds eggs. Date: C.1860

Background imageStealing Collection: Cartoon, French street market, WW1

Cartoon, French street market, WW1
Cartoon, French street market. A woman and stallholder chat about the war and food rationing while a stray dog steals a fish. Date: 1917

Background imageStealing Collection: Cartoon, Crown Princes Army, WW1

Cartoon, Crown Princes Army, WW1
Cartoon, The Crown Princes Army, showing German soldiers looting a French house during the First World War. One of the soldiers comments that its less dangerous than taking cannons. Date: 1915

Background imageStealing Collection: Boys Steal Apples

Boys Steal Apples
Boys caught stealing apples Date: circa 1840



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