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Background imageUpside Collection: Rock n Roll Dancing

Rock n Roll Dancing
Two young things in full 1950s attire, partake in a bit of Rock n Roll dancing

Background imageUpside Collection: Self-Help in War Time by Heath Robinson Building a Bungalow

Self-Help in War Time by Heath Robinson Building a Bungalow
No III - Building a bungalow: Now, having made a good start with your music-room, place your piano in position. A rather back to front way of house construction from the crazy mind of William Heath

Background imageUpside Collection: Tarot Card 12 - Le Pendu (The Hanged Man)

Tarot Card 12 - Le Pendu (The Hanged Man)

Background imageUpside Collection: What Now?

What Now?
Bonzo, the little dog created by George Studdy in The Sketch magazine during the 1920s finds himself in a frosty predicament

Background imageUpside Collection: Leith Hill Tower

Leith Hill Tower, Surrey, the highest point in the county, built in 1766 by Richard Hull, as a viewpoint. Legend has it that his last request was to be buried upside down in it

Background imageUpside Collection: Map of Atlantis / Kircher

Map of Atlantis / Kircher
Map of Atlantis showing position relative to Europe, Africa and America (albeit upside down)

Background imageUpside Collection: The Upside Down Dinner given by the Hendon Aviators

The Upside Down Dinner given by the Hendon Aviators to Bentfield Hucks and Gustav Hamel at the Royal Automobile Club on 16 January 1914

Background imageUpside Collection: Two dead birds hanging upside down -- A Brace of Birds

Two dead birds hanging upside down -- A Brace of Birds
Two dead birds hanging upside down, entitled A Brace of Birds

Background imageUpside Collection: Royal Air Force display at Hendon

Royal Air Force display at Hendon
Crazy flying stunts at the Royal Air Force Display at Hendon. Date: 1933

Background imageUpside Collection: The Lost Ball - Heath Robinson Cartoon

The Lost Ball - Heath Robinson Cartoon
The Lost Ball. Golfers try in vain to retrieve a lost ball in a lake on a golf course. It appears that a passing fish has swallowed it!

Background imageUpside Collection: AVRO TUTOR

AVRO TUTOR
The 621 biplane is the standard training aircraft of the pre- WW2 RAF, a user- friendly and versatile biplane well known for its ability to fly upside-down on request

Background imageUpside Collection: Trapeze / Upside Down

Trapeze / Upside Down
From the trapeze; how the acrobat sees his audience - upside down!

Background imageUpside Collection: WW2 - Gloster Fighter Flying Upside Down

WW2 - Gloster Fighter Flying Upside Down
A photograph of a British WW2 Gloster fighter biplane flying upside down, employed on Home Defence. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageUpside Collection: Kissing the RALE Blarney Stone

Kissing the RALE Blarney Stone - a window has replaced the stone....!! Date: circa 1909

Background imageUpside Collection: Cartoon, A Problem in Resuscitation, WW1

Cartoon, A Problem in Resuscitation, WW1
Cartoon, A Problem in Resuscitation, showing the recently elected Pope (Benedictus XV) holding a dead Dove of Peace upside down by one leg

Background imageUpside Collection: Young boy soldier mourning Edward VII

Young boy soldier mourning Edward VII
A little boy stands with obverse arms (his rifle pointing to the ground), as the troops will do on the route of King Edward VII's funeral procession

Background imageUpside Collection: Comic postcard, Somersault on the beach

Comic postcard, Somersault on the beach Date: 20th century

Background imageUpside Collection: A Striken Caterpillar Tractor which has taken a tumble

A Striken Caterpillar Tractor which has taken a tumble down the steep bank of a demolition site, ending up upside down in a shallow pool. Date: circa 1946

Background imageUpside Collection: Upside-down jellyfish and polyps

Upside-down jellyfish and polyps
Upside-down jellyfish, Cassiopea frondosa 1, Melicertum species 2 and obelia polyp 3. Cassiopea frondescente, Melicerta perla, Obelia sferulina

Background imageUpside Collection: Cotton-spinner or tubular sea cucumber, Holothuria tubulosa

Cotton-spinner or tubular sea cucumber, Holothuria tubulosa. Oloturia tubulosa. Handcoloured copperplate stipple engraving from Antoine Laurent de Jussieus Dizionario delle Scienze Naturali

Background imageUpside Collection: Synodontis maculipinna, catfish

Synodontis maculipinna, catfish
Synodontis is the most widely-distributed mochokid genus. This specimen was collected from the Rufigi River near Lake Tanganyika in Tanzania and arrived at the museum in 1922

Background imageUpside Collection: Oy Ra and Dorma Leigh, in The Girl on the Film, London

Oy Ra and Dorma Leigh, in The Girl on the Film, London
Oy Ra and Dorma Leigh, in The Girl on the Film, a musical farce in three acts by James T Tanner, at the Gaiety Theatre, London

Background imageUpside Collection: Earls Court Exhibition of 1902 - The Topsy Turvy House

Earls Court Exhibition of 1902 - The Topsy Turvy House
" Paris in London", the Earls Court Exhibition of 1902 - The Topsy Turvy House. Date: 1902

Background imageUpside Collection: Advertising postcard - New Home Sewing Machine

Advertising postcard - New Home Sewing Machine
The worlds greatest sewing machine is the New Home made by Gonyea and Alba of Rutland, Vermont, enabling repairs to be carried out in situ...! Date: circa 1910

Background imageUpside Collection: Bottlenose dolphins - group playing underwater

Bottlenose dolphins - group playing underwater (Tursiops truncatus). Distribution: Worldwide except polar regions

Background imageUpside Collection: Lunatic Asylum humour - Upside down wheelbarrow

Lunatic Asylum humour - Upside down wheelbarrow
Visitor to Dottieville Lunatic Asylum which is undergoing structural improvements (to harmless lunatic who is extremely busy wheeling a barrow upside down)

Background imageUpside Collection: Olive Baboons - Playing on a tree

Olive Baboons - Playing on a tree (Papio anubis). Ruaha National Park - Tanzania - Africa

Background imageUpside Collection: Tokay Gecko - adult on a corner of a building after

Tokay Gecko - adult on a corner of a building after night feeding on insects (Gecko gecko ). Bohol - Philippines - February

Background imageUpside Collection: Fruit Bats / Common Flying / Large Flying Fox

Fruit Bats / Common Flying / Large Flying Fox - Hanging from tree, with baby (Pteropus vampyrus). Vietnam. Distribution: S. Burma - Java, Philippines, Borneo, Timor. The largest Bat in the world

Background imageUpside Collection: Little boy carrying a dog over his shoulder

Little boy carrying a dog over his shoulder
A little boy carrying a rather surprised-looking dog over his shoulder. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageUpside Collection: The Sky Devils Air Circus Poster

The Sky Devils Air Circus Poster
Poster, The Sky Devils Air Circus, Great 1944 Display, 10 years ahead of its time! Come and win 500. Issued by Air Pageants Ltd. 1944

Background imageUpside Collection: Delivery man on a Christmas card

Delivery man on a Christmas card, holding a large basket upside down and spilling the contents, including a goose, a bottle of wine and several apples. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageUpside Collection: Cartoon, On the Isonzo, WW1

Cartoon, On the Isonzo, WW1
Cartoon, On the Isonzo (a river on the eastern Italian Front). Showing an Italian carabiniere holding the imperial eagle upside down -- it will make a nice starter for his wolfs dinner

Background imageUpside Collection: Victorian Scrap, clown in green and black

Victorian Scrap, clown in green and black striped costume, balancing his pointed hat upside down on his finger. circa 1880s

Background imageUpside Collection: French Theatre -- Messieurs de Mallepaye et de Baillevant

French Theatre -- Messieurs de Mallepaye et de Baillevant
Messieurs de Mallepaye et de Baillevant -- Monsieur Baillevant holds his empty purse upside down. Date: 15th century

Background imageUpside Collection: Upside-down jellyfish, Cassiopea andromeda

Upside-down jellyfish, Cassiopea andromeda.. Handcolored copperplate zoological engraving from George Shaw and Frederick Nodders The Naturalists Miscellany, 1792

Background imageUpside Collection: Dolpin using its Sonar / echo location to locate ball

Dolpin using its Sonar / echo location to locate ball. dolphins will use echolocation to hunt for food hidden in sand in the seabed

Background imageUpside Collection: Dolphin Sonar system - wearing eye-patches

Dolphin Sonar system - wearing eye-patches and using echolocation. dolphins will use echolocation to hunt for food hidden in sand in the seabed

Background imageUpside Collection: Plain Pigmy Squirrel runs impetuously up and down

Plain Pigmy Squirrel runs impetuously up and down the tree-trunk (Exilisciurus exilis ). primary rainforest in river Danum conservation area, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia; night in June

Background imageUpside Collection: Bottlenose dolphins - dancing and blowing air underwater

Bottlenose dolphins - dancing and blowing air underwater (Tursiops truncatus). Complex play / creative behaviour: dolphins often play with the bubbles or rings of air they create

Background imageUpside Collection: Bottlenose dolphin - dancing underwater

Bottlenose dolphin - dancing underwater (Tursiops truncatus). Distribution: Worldwide except polar regions

Background imageUpside Collection: Bottlenose dolphins - playing underwater

Bottlenose dolphins - playing underwater (Tursiops truncatus). Distribution: Worldwide except polar regions

Background imageUpside Collection: Bottlenose dolphin - playing underwater

Bottlenose dolphin - playing underwater (Tursiops truncatus). Distribution: Worldwide except polar regions

Background imageUpside Collection: Bottlenose dolphins - group playing / dancing underwater

Bottlenose dolphins - group playing / dancing underwater (Tursiops truncatus). Distribution: Worldwide except polar regions

Background imageUpside Collection: British bulldog with Bow, Bow, Bow around his neck

British bulldog with Bow, Bow, Bow around his neck
An upside-downside china ornament depicting a British bulldog with Bow, Bow, Bow around his neck. The reverse shows a German eagle with Hoch, Hoch, Hoch around his feet

Background imageUpside Collection: A Pick Nick Down Under by William Heath Robinson

A Pick Nick Down Under by William Heath Robinson
A sharp thrill in the Antipodes: one of the dangers of very deep mining. A man tunnelling through te earth with a treacherous looking pick axe surprises an Australian having managed to dig entirely

Background imageUpside Collection: Jacky standing on his head

Jacky standing on his head. Date: 1940

Background imageUpside Collection: Cartoon, Italian light infantryman with Austrian eagle, WW1

Cartoon, Italian light infantryman with Austrian eagle, WW1
French cartoon of an Italian light infantryman (Bersaglieri) during the First World War. He is holding an Austrian eagle upside down so that its imperial crown falls off



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