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Background imageThumb Collection: Palmistry map of the hand

Palmistry map of the hand
A palmistry map of the hand, labelling the different areas

Background imageThumb Collection: A Selection of Fish

A Selection of Fish
An assortment of fish: 1. sharp-nosed eel, 2. blunt-nosed eel, 3. burbot, 4. lamprey, 5. lampern, 6. chub, 7. perch, 8. roach, 9. bream, 10. rudd, 11. Prussian carp, 12. Crucian carp, 13. tench, 14

Background imageThumb Collection: Tom Thumb + Butterfly

Tom Thumb + Butterfly
He rides on the back of a butterfly

Background imageThumb Collection: Diagrams of the bones of hand and arm

Diagrams of the bones of hand and arm
Diagrams of the bones of the left arm and hand, showing the position of the radius and ulna when the thumb is turned inwards. The shoulder blade and part of the collar bone can also be seen

Background imageThumb Collection: Hoffmann / Suck-A-Thumb

Hoffmann / Suck-A-Thumb
THE STORY OF LITTLE SUCK-A- THUMB The great, long, red-legg d scissor-man cuts off Conrads thumbs

Background imageThumb Collection: Jack Horner (Anderson)

Jack Horner (Anderson)
Little Jack Horner sat in a corner, eating a Christmas pie; he put in his thumb and pulled out a plum and said, Oh, what a good boy am I !

Background imageThumb Collection: Tubercular syphilis symptoms on the body

Tubercular syphilis symptoms on the body
Syphilitic tubercules on the torso and arms 1, and suppurating tubercular syphilide on the face.Chromolithograph by T. Sinclaire from Freeman J. Bumsteads Atlas of Venereal Diseases, Henry C

Background imageThumb Collection: General Tom Thumb

General Tom Thumb
Charles Sherwood Stratton (1838 - 1883), known as General Tom Thumb, was a dwarf who achieved great fame as a performer under circus pioneer P.T. Barnum

Background imageThumb Collection: 19th century classical figurehead

19th century classical figurehead
MARITIME: An extremely impressive rare pair of European 19th century treen stern figureheads in the form of a male and female dressed in Classical clothing

Background imageThumb Collection: The History of Tom Thumb

The History of Tom Thumb, scenes from the story

Background imageThumb Collection: Little Tom Thumb, by Muriel Baines

Little Tom Thumb, by Muriel Baines
Illustration, Little Tom Thumb, by Muriel Baines Date: 20th century

Background imageThumb Collection: RMS Titanic - cigar case recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

RMS Titanic - cigar case recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett
RMS Titanic - from inventory of items recovered from bodies by cable ship Mackay-Bennett - a silver cigar case of rectangular outline with rounded corners

Background imageThumb Collection: Little Jack Horner sat in the corner

Little Jack Horner sat in the corner Date: circa 1920s

Background imageThumb Collection: Cute baby sucking its thumb, with toy duck

Cute baby sucking its thumb, with toy duck Date: 1930s

Background imageThumb Collection: Poster, Auto Barre, Niort, France. Date: circa 1895

Poster, Auto Barre, Niort, France. Date: circa 1895

Background imageThumb Collection: Late Victorian 1890s Greetings Card Glove Gloves

Late Victorian 1890s Greetings Card Glove Gloves
late, victorian, 1890s, greetings, card, glove, gloves, shape, fingers, thumb, black, white, trimming, love, romance, romantic, valentine, valentines, pair, 12014094

Background imageThumb Collection: Charles Sherwood Stratton known by everyone as General Tom Thumb (1838 - 1883), American dwarf

Charles Sherwood Stratton known by everyone as General Tom Thumb (1838 - 1883), American dwarf, who achieved great fame. Wearing court dress, appearing at the Egyptian Hall in Piccadilly

Background imageThumb Collection: Comic postcard, Boy swearing in front of girl Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Boy swearing in front of girl Date: 20th century

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

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

Background imageThumb Collection: Barber cutting his thumb trying to shave a customer

Barber cutting his thumb trying to shave a customer
Barber cutting his thumb with a razor trying to shave a customer with soft cheeks. More Miseries. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed

Background imageThumb Collection: Man in his sick bed surrounded by doting wife, children

Man in his sick bed surrounded by doting wife, children, and maids. Miseries of Human Life. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed

Background imageThumb Collection: General Tom Thumb as Napoleon

General Tom Thumb as Napoleon
General Tom Thumb (Charless Stratton) as Napoleon. 19th century

Background imageThumb Collection: Charless Stratton, General Tom Thumb as Napoleon

Charless Stratton, General Tom Thumb as Napoleon. 19th century

Background imageThumb Collection: The Thumb print frock by Peter Russell

The Thumb print frock by Peter Russell
Miss Eileen ( Babs ) Lamb, posed in a dress decorated with thumb prints designed by Peter Russell. Date: 1933

Background imageThumb Collection: Sarah Liston as Queen Dollalolla in Tom Thumb

Sarah Liston as Queen Dollalolla in Tom Thumb
Sarah Liston as Queen Dollalolla in Henry Fieldings play, Tom Thumb. 1730

Background imageThumb Collection: Garden nasturtium variety, Tom Thumb, Tropaeolum majus

Garden nasturtium variety, Tom Thumb, Tropaeolum majus atrosanguineum nanum. Handcoloured lithograph from Louis van Houtte and Charles Lemaires Flowers of the Gardens and Hothouses of Europe

Background imageThumb Collection: Chinese knotweed, Persicaria species

Chinese knotweed, Persicaria species
Persicaire de la Chine a feuilles de Chiendent. Chinese knotweed, Persicaria species. Handcoloured etching from Pierre Joseph Buchoz Collection precieuse et enluminee des fleurs les plus belles et

Background imageThumb Collection: Sarah Liston (nee Miss Tyrer) as Queen Dollalolla

Sarah Liston (nee Miss Tyrer) as Queen Dollalolla in Tom Thumb - Then tremble all who weddings ever made. 1805

Background imageThumb Collection: Player Out at Home Date: 1936

Player Out at Home Date: 1936

Background imageThumb Collection: SPECIAL THIMBLE

SPECIAL THIMBLE
A boon to all bachelors who sew, this simple device, fitted to a thimble, makes it impossible to lose the needle, and saves time, temper and trouble. Date: 1930s

Background imageThumb Collection: THUMB PLAY BILL

THUMB PLAY BILL
A theatrical announcement for the final European performance at Ryde Town Hall of General Tom Thumb (aged 14) before he returns to America

Background imageThumb Collection: WOOD STOVE POSTER

WOOD STOVE POSTER
Poster for MIRUS wood stove, which, if you are wise enough to purchase one, will entitle you to thumb your nose at Jack Frost Date: 1923

Background imageThumb Collection: Mrs Caruso, in Flewso the Flier, a pantomime

Mrs Caruso, in Flewso the Flier, a pantomime
Mrs Caruso, in Flewso the Flier, the Summerdown revuesical panto, at the Pier Theatre, Eastbourne. 1917

Background imageThumb Collection: Slum child

Slum child
A small fair-haired dirty boy wipes away tears with his thumb as he looks at the camera. Brinksway, Stockport condemned housing. North of England slums Date: circa 1970

Background imageThumb Collection: Man walking past Tom Thumb cottages, Eastbourne

Man walking past Tom Thumb cottages, Eastbourne
Man walking past Tom Thumb fishermens cottages, Eastbourne, Sussex. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageThumb Collection: Troupe of Royal Midgets, including Madam Tom Thumb

Troupe of Royal Midgets, including Madam Tom Thumb. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageThumb Collection: The punishment of Adoni-Bezek

The punishment of Adoni-Bezek, a Canaanite king who, having subdued seventy of the chiefs that were around him, was attacked by the armies of Judah and Simeon and suffered the same fate

Background imageThumb Collection: General Tom Thumb, Lucia Zarate, General Mite and Frank Uf

General Tom Thumb, Lucia Zarate, General Mite and Frank Uf
Engraving showing General Tom Thumb, real name Charles Sherwood Stratton (1838-1883), Lucia Zarate (1864-1890), General Mite, real name Francis Joseph Flynn (b.1864), and Frank Uffner

Background imageThumb Collection: New Year card in the shape of a glove

New Year card in the shape of a glove
New Year card in the shape of a yellow glove. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageThumb Collection: Christmas and New Year card in the shape of a glove

Christmas and New Year card in the shape of a glove
Christmas and New Year card in the shape of a pink glove. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageThumb Collection: The Last Pinch - old man taking snuff

The Last Pinch - old man taking snuff. circa late 19th century

Background imageThumb Collection: Eurasian Ruffe and Millers Thumb

Eurasian Ruffe and Millers Thumb
Eurasian Ruffe (Gymnocephalus cernua, also known as Ruff, Jack Ruff, Ruffe and Pope), and Millers Thumb (Cottus gobio, also known as Freshwater Sculpin, European Bullhead)

Background imageThumb Collection: Cottus gobio, or European Bullhead

Cottus gobio, or European Bullhead, a freshwater fish also known as Millers Thumb, Freshwater Sculpin, River Bullhead and Common Bullhead. Date: 1863

Background imageThumb Collection: THUMB, Peter (1681-1766). Church of Saint-Gall

THUMB, Peter (1681-1766). Church of Saint-Gall. 1755-1766. FEUCHTMAYER, Joseph Anton (1696-1770). SWITZERLAND. Sankt Gallen. Abbey of Saint Gall. Choir stalls. 18th c

Background imageThumb Collection: Boy sitting with his teddy bear

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

Background imageThumb Collection: The Turkish Tom Thumb

The Turkish Tom Thumb - Pasha Hayati Hassid. Born 1852 - height 30 inches - weight 34 lbs - spoke seven languages. Introduced to England by Lloyd Forsyth

Background imageThumb Collection: At the Ogres Dwelling

At the Ogres Dwelling
Hop O My Thumb and his brothers arrive at the dwelling of the ogre in the forest; the ogres wife shines a lantern on them

Background imageThumb Collection: Hop O my Thumb up a Tree

Hop O my Thumb up a Tree
Hop O My Thumb climbs to the top of a tall tree to see what he can see after the brothers are lost in a dense forest



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