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Choose from 96 pictures in our Thumb collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Instrument for tattooing deserters, 1850 Featured Print

Instrument for tattooing deserters, 1850

Instrument for tattooing deserters, 1850 (c). Brass body and trigger with brass D plate and steel spikes. Engraved on side with manufacturers name, Savigny and Company, London. When a thumb piece at the other end of the cylinder is pulled the whole piston retracts and catches on a ratchet; when this is released by the depression of a steel lever, and internal spring forces the piston and spikes downwards. Used for tattooing one initial D for deserter on the face or armpit. Date: 1850

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library

Sir Francis Buller Featured Print

Sir Francis Buller

SIR FRANCIS BULLER Brilliant British lawyer who became the youngest ever judge at 32. Best known for 'rule of thumb' statement regarding beating one's wife with a rod. Date: 1746 - 1800

© Mary Evans Picture Library

1746, 1800, 32, Barrister, Beating, Best, Brilliant, British, Buller, Francis, Historical, History, Judge, Law, Lawyer, Ones, Rod, Rule, Sir, Statement, Thumb, Who, Wife, Wig, Youngest

Charles Stratton, the American dwarf, 1844 Featured Print

Charles Stratton, the American dwarf, 1844

A review, as featured in the Illustrated London News, 1844, reporting on the recent performance of Charles S. Stratton, the American dwarf (also known as General Tom Thumb) at the Princess's Theatre in London. His portrait is depicted, as well as Stratton impersonating Napoleon on stage. Date: 1844

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans