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Amusing Collection

Background imageAmusing Collection: Perilous Honeymoon by David Wright

Perilous Honeymoon by David Wright
Front cover of Perilous Honeymoon, a title in the Famous Romance Library, painted by David Wright, best-known for his pin-ups during World War Two. Date: 1958

Background imageAmusing Collection: Debutante queuing in the Mall by Rex Whistler

Debutante queuing in the Mall by Rex Whistler
A shy debutante, accompanied by an imperious and matronly chaperone, sits in her chauffeur-driven car in the Mall, waiting to gain entrance to Buckingham Palace where she will be presented at court

Background imageAmusing Collection: Robin knitting pattern for a twin set

Robin knitting pattern for a twin set
Front cover of a Robin knitting pattern for a smart 1950s twin set modelled by a rather vacant looking lady. c.1955

Background imageAmusing Collection: Granpop decorates his tree house by Lawson Wood

Granpop decorates his tree house by Lawson Wood
Humorous illustration depicting Gran pop, the orang-utan character created by Lawson Wood, happily painting patterns on his new roof tree

Background imageAmusing Collection: Granpop rides the Cresta by Lawson Wood

Granpop rides the Cresta by Lawson Wood
Humorous illustration featuring Granpop, the orang utan character created by Lawson Wood hurtling down a piste head-first on a toboggan, much to the bemusement of a small monkey and bear. Date: 1935

Background imageAmusing Collection: Robin knitting pattern featuring old chap with pipe

Robin knitting pattern featuring old chap with pipe
Cover of a Robin knitting pattern for a fetching tank top for the dapper gent in your life. c.1955

Background imageAmusing Collection: Gran pops Shadow Show by Lawson Wood

Gran pops Shadow Show by Lawson Wood
Three little monkeys chuckle with glee as Gran pop, the orang utan character created by artist Lawson Wood entertains them with a shadow puppet show. Date: 1935

Background imageAmusing Collection: Gran pops Cocktail Party by Lawson Wood

Gran pops Cocktail Party by Lawson Wood
Humorous illustration depicting Gran pop, the orang utan character created by Lawson Wood, who was a regular feature of The Sketch during the 1930s

Background imageAmusing Collection: Granpop does a bit of plumbing by Lawson Wood

Granpop does a bit of plumbing by Lawson Wood
Humorous illustration by Lawson Wood depicting his orang utan character, Gran pop embarking on a bit of plumbing by trying to fashion a shower (perhaps)

Background imageAmusing Collection: More Work For The Navy - postcard by Lawson Wood

More Work For The Navy - postcard by Lawson Wood

Background imageAmusing Collection: Jack Hulbert and Cicely Courtneidge

Jack Hulbert and Cicely Courtneidge in an amusing scene from Under Your Hat (a theatre production in 1938 and a comedy film released in 1940). 1939

Background imageAmusing Collection: Retro woman in gold lamay outfit

Retro woman in gold lamay outfit, 1980s, fashions

Background imageAmusing Collection: French travel & transport poster

French travel & transport poster
Amusing poster issued by the French Ministry of Travel and Transport which appears to be advising intrepid aviators to plan their route in advance, or suffer the consequences. Date: c.1935

Background imageAmusing Collection: Fall / Poodle & Mirror

Fall / Poodle & Mirror
CHAMPION NUNSOE THE FLORIN Owned by Miss Lane. A white dog with a poodle cut looks at its reflection in a mirror. 1936



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