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Ugly Collection

Background imageUgly Collection: Paris Gargoyle

Paris Gargoyle
Black Peter the stone gargoyle of Notre Dame is 250ft above the ground. All Parisienne children know he watches out for naughty children

Background imageUgly Collection: Cinderella ballet, Ugly Sisters trying to dance

Cinderella ballet, Ugly Sisters trying to dance
The Ugly Sisters try to follow their dancing master while Cinderella stands disconsolately by the fire. A scene from a ballet version of Cinderella, based on French and Spanish fairytales

Background imageUgly Collection: Greek Anti-Turkish Propaganda Postcard (1 of 2)

Greek Anti-Turkish Propaganda Postcard (1 of 2)
Greek Anti-Turkish Propaganda. A Turkish soldier is lampooned as a leering lecherous vagabond, taking undue pleasure in a young glamorous Greek girl, holding a handbag and wearing high boots

Background imageUgly Collection: Cinderella by Arthur Rackham

Cinderella by Arthur Rackham
Cinderellas sisters arriving for the Ball in all their finery. Date: 1919

Background imageUgly Collection: Dalmatian Puppy Aldin

Dalmatian Puppy Aldin
Loopy the Ugly Puppy

Background imageUgly Collection: Elephant and Castle

Elephant and Castle
The Elephant and Castle shopping centre. Later deemed by many to be yet another ugly example of post World War Two architectural modernism

Background imageUgly Collection: Mary Frith / Pickpocket

Mary Frith / Pickpocket
Mary Frith aka Moll Cutpurse, a notorious master thief & an Ugly who frequently dressed as a man; escaped from Newgate by bribery

Background imageUgly Collection: THE UGLY HOUSE

THE UGLY HOUSE
The Ugly House near Betwys- y-Coed, North Wales. Date: 1950s

Background imageUgly Collection: Female Gurner

Female Gurner
A woman gurner pulls a truely awful face through a leather ring during the gurning contest at Egremont Crab Fair, Whitehaven, Cumbria, England

Background imageUgly Collection: Face of a very handsome camel

Face of a very handsome camel
The close-up face of a very handsome camel. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageUgly Collection: Landlady discovers the lodger in the bath

Landlady discovers the lodger in the bath
The Lodger was in the bath. A landlady receives a nasty surprise as she comes across the lodger taking a bath

Background imageUgly Collection: Democritus / Blake / Rubens

Democritus / Blake / Rubens
DEMOCRITUS Greek philosopher

Background imageUgly Collection: Elinor Rumming, Ale-Wife

Elinor Rumming, Ale-Wife
Elinor Rumming, the famous ale wife of England

Background imageUgly Collection: Comic postcard, Woman in expensive underwear chats to cleaning lady Date

Comic postcard, Woman in expensive underwear chats to cleaning lady Date: 20th century

Background imageUgly Collection: Eleanor Rumming, the famous alewife of England

Eleanor Rumming, the famous alewife of England
Eleanor Rumming, the (fictional) famous alewife of England, illustration to a poem by John Skelton, Poet Laureate to King Henry VIII. 16th century

Background imageUgly Collection: The Dream Pedlar - A Little Ugly Black Man

The Dream Pedlar - A Little Ugly Black Man
A Little Ugly Black Man - illustration in The Dream Pedlar by Lady Margaret Sackville. Florence Mary Anderson / Molly MacArthur (1893-1972) had two distinct styles of illustration

Background imageUgly Collection: The Laughing Audience by William Hogarth

The Laughing Audience by William Hogarth Date: 1733

Background imageUgly Collection: Victorian scrap, old woman taking snuff

Victorian scrap, old woman taking snuff Date: 19th century

Background imageUgly Collection: Photographs showing scenes after the Portuguese Revolution. Captioned

Photographs showing scenes after the Portuguese Revolution. Captioned, Sailors Guarding the Quelhas Convent, Searching for fugitive Priests in a newly discovered subterranean passage

Background imageUgly Collection: A decorative lamp and lampshade. The image was accompanied by instructions on how to make

A decorative lamp and lampshade. The image was accompanied by instructions on how to make the lampshade oneself. Date: 1954

Background imageUgly Collection: Cartoon, German women in uniform, WW1

Cartoon, German women in uniform, WW1
Cartoon, plump German women in uniform, one of them causing a horse to collapse under her weight, and another two who have just been called the last bastions of the empire. Date: 1916

Background imageUgly Collection: Spitting Image puppet of Margaret Thatcher

Spitting Image puppet of Margaret Thatcher
A puppet of Margaret Thatcher, British Conservative Prime Minister, used on the satirical TV programme, Spitting Image. The book is Spycatcher by Peter Wright

Background imageUgly Collection: Comic postcard, Womans plump feet in sandals

Comic postcard, Womans plump feet in sandals Date: 20th century

Background imageUgly Collection: Comic postcard, Hotel guests complaint

Comic postcard, Hotel guests complaint Date: 20th century

Background imageUgly Collection: Comic postcard, Little boy and woman artist

Comic postcard, Little boy and woman artist Date: 20th century

Background imageUgly Collection: Comic postcard, Little boy and teacher

Comic postcard, Little boy and teacher - grammar lesson Date: 20th century

Background imageUgly Collection: Comic postcard, Two women watch a man bathing in the sea Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Two women watch a man bathing in the sea Date: 20th century

Background imageUgly Collection: Chu Chin Chow by George Grossmith and Edward Laurillard, touring to the Theatre Royal

Chu Chin Chow by George Grossmith and Edward Laurillard, touring to the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, the Oscar Asche and Lily Brayton production from His Majestys Theatre, London. Kissing Time. Date: 1910s

Background imageUgly Collection: Comic postcard, Lodger and landlady Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Lodger and landlady Date: 20th century

Background imageUgly Collection: Comic postcard, Couple at the breakfast table

Comic postcard, Couple at the breakfast table. Of course I remember our wedding day, there wasn t a happier man in England than - your father! Date: 20th century

Background imageUgly Collection: Foot-shaped comic postcard, mother and five daughters

Foot-shaped comic postcard, mother and five daughters
A mother (the life and sole of the family) and her five little toe daughters - a brilliant Edwardian comic postcard, open to multiple interpretations! Date: 1907

Background imageUgly Collection: Man forced to kiss an ugly woman at a dance party

Man forced to kiss an ugly woman at a dance party during a game of forfeits. More Miseries. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed

Background imageUgly Collection: Man and two women failing to close a packed trunk

Man and two women failing to close a packed trunk in a hotel room while a servant looks on. Miseries of Travelling. Handcoloured copperplate engraving designed

Background imageUgly Collection: Huntsmen and women watch the fox-hounds let out of

Huntsmen and women watch the fox-hounds let out of a pen before a hunt, 19th century. Facey Romford in green coat, and Lucy Somersville sidesaddle on her horse

Background imageUgly Collection: Cartoon, A Parcel of Old ------ Frightened at a... Bill

Cartoon, A Parcel of Old ------ Frightened at a... Bill
Cartoon, A Parcel of Old ------ Frightened at a Nasty! Great! Ugly! Jew Bill. A satirical comment on the House of Lords rejection of the Jewish Disabilities Bill

Background imageUgly Collection: I don t want him, my dear by H. M. Bateman

I don t want him, my dear by H. M. Bateman
" I don t want him, my dear - you buy him." Two sophisticated women regard an unpromising male specimen and discuss the merits of purchasing him. Date: 1930

Background imageUgly Collection: Cartoon, The Kaisers Monster, WW1

Cartoon, The Kaisers Monster, WW1 cartoon by Harry Furniss. 1915

Background imageUgly Collection: Woman is displeased by her portrait photograph

Woman is displeased by her portrait photograph
A woman criticises a photographer after viewing the portrait he has captured of her. She believes he has manipulated her appearance, changing the shape of her nose and the size of her mouth

Background imageUgly Collection: Gentleman and old lady in a hotel room

Gentleman and old lady in a hotel room watched by a porter. He says, You can count on me to use all my credit. He thinks, Shes old, ugly and shes soliciting me

Background imageUgly Collection: Woman seated on a sofa flattering an ugly man

Woman seated on a sofa flattering an ugly man. One is never ugly with a distinguished figure. Handcoloured lithograph by the Gihaut brothers after an illustration by Jean Gabriel Scheffer

Background imageUgly Collection: Ugly milkcap and slimy milkcap

Ugly milkcap and slimy milkcap
Ugly milkcap mushroom, Lactarius turpis (Lactarius plumbeus) and slimy milkcap, Lactarius blennius. Chromolithograph by Lassus after an illustration by A

Background imageUgly Collection: Caricature of French and English costumes, circa 1815

Caricature of French and English costumes, circa 1815. The small size of English ladies hats, the excessive length of their bodices and mean cut of their dresses contrast with our Parisian fashions

Background imageUgly Collection: Pantomime poster, Cinderella

Pantomime poster, Cinderella, with the ugly sisters on either side

Background imageUgly Collection: Dog in human clothing on a comic greetings card

Dog in human clothing on a comic greetings card. Date: circa 1850s

Background imageUgly Collection: Old maid with cat on a comic greetings card

Old maid with cat on a comic greetings card with verse. Date: circa 1860s

Background imageUgly Collection: Old maid on a comic greetings card

Old maid on a comic greetings card
Old maid with birch twigs and alphabet book on a comic greetings card with verse and pull tab. Date: circa 1860s

Background imageUgly Collection: Cartoon, Miss-Ann-Thropy

Cartoon, Miss-Ann-Thropy. 19th century

Background imageUgly Collection: Cartoon, Herbert Campbell as an Ugly Sister

Cartoon, Herbert Campbell as an Ugly Sister
Cartoon, Herbert Campbell as one of Cinderellas Ugly Sisters at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. 1884



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