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Background imageFunny Collection: Chimpanzee with Bananas

Chimpanzee with Bananas

Background imageFunny 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 imageFunny 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 imageFunny 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 imageFunny Collection: Lawson Wood - Pre-War Gran pop?

Lawson Wood - Pre-War Gran pop?
Humorous illustration by Lawson Wood showing a small monkey and the famous orang utan character called Granpop eating boiled eggs

Background imageFunny Collection: Granpop Gets Down to Brass Tacks by Lawson Wood

Granpop Gets Down to Brass Tacks by Lawson Wood
Humorous illustration by Lawson Wood featuring his orang utan character, Granpop, descending a ladder only to stand painfully on some brass tacks. His porcine companion seems to find this hilarious

Background imageFunny Collection: Granpop Makes Whoopee for the Royal Wedding

Granpop Makes Whoopee for the Royal Wedding
Lawson Woods own tribute to the 1934 royal wedding between Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece, showing his orang utan character

Background imageFunny Collection: Granpop Tests the Swimming Pool Water by Lawson Wood

Granpop Tests the Swimming Pool Water by Lawson Wood
Humorous illustration by Lawson Wood depicting his creation Granpop, an orang-utan, testing a teacup of water before his animal friends launch themselves from a makeshift springboard

Background imageFunny Collection: Suffragettes - Christmas Dinner in Holloway by Lawson Wood

Suffragettes - Christmas Dinner in Holloway by Lawson Wood
Four portly prison officers and policemen force feed a handcuffed suffragette Christmas pudding from the police buffet trolley in Holloway Prison. 1912

Background imageFunny Collection: Granpop Thinks more Juice is Required by Lawson Wood

Granpop Thinks more Juice is Required by Lawson Wood
Granpop, the orang utan character created by Lawson Wood enjoys a ride in a homemade, ramshackle carriage pulled by a sweltering little monkey on a bicycle

Background imageFunny Collection: Gran pops Nutcracker Suite by Lawson Wood

Gran pops Nutcracker Suite by Lawson Wood
Humorous illustration by Lawson Wood showing his orang utan character, Granpop, together with the help of some monkeys and a pig, attempting to crush a coconut with a homemade nutcracker. Date: 1934

Background imageFunny Collection: A Googlie by Lawson Wood

A Googlie by Lawson Wood
A bear batsman looks concerned as a determined monkey bowls a googlie at his batting partner. Date: 1930

Background imageFunny Collection: Wheres Its Streamline? by Lawson Wood

Wheres Its Streamline? by Lawson Wood
Illustration by Lawson Wood featuring his creation, the wily orang-utan, Granpop nonchalantly sitting in the branches of a tree eating a banana

Background imageFunny Collection: Granpop Does a Bit of Animal Grab by Lawson Wood

Granpop Does a Bit of Animal Grab by Lawson Wood
A game of cards between an Granpop, a pig and a monkey becomes rather fraught. Date: 1934

Background imageFunny Collection: Num Num and his Funny Family

Num Num and his Funny Family. From Playhour Annual 1977

Background imageFunny 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 imageFunny 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 imageFunny 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 imageFunny 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 imageFunny Collection: Elderly mans secret reading material

Elderly mans secret reading material
An elderly pipe smoking gent raises an eybrow as he reveals it is not the daily newspaper which is grasping his attention

Background imageFunny Collection: Gran pops nose is put out of joint by Lawson Wood

Gran pops nose is put out of joint by Lawson Wood
Now that King Kong has appeared in London, this might happen to Gran pop (the wily orang utan created by artist, Lawson Wood) at any moment

Background imageFunny Collection: Jovial elderly couple

Jovial elderly couple
A jolly elderly couple sit on a pebble-covered hillside by a hut, having a good old chuckle! circa 1930s

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

More Work For The Navy - postcard by Lawson Wood

Background imageFunny Collection: Les Filles Jackson et Cie operetta poster

Les Filles Jackson et Cie operetta poster
Poster advertising the operetta " Les Filles Jackson et Cie" composed by J. Clerice, showing a scene with a lady halfway up a ships netting much to the astonishment of more conservative

Background imageFunny Collection: Granpops Lodge of Instruction

Granpops Lodge of Instruction
Humorous illustration by Lawson Wood showing his orang-utan character, Granpop together with a monkey and a pig attending a Freemasons meeting at a makeshift Lodge! 1934

Background imageFunny Collection: With Granpops best wishes by Lawson Wood

With Granpops best wishes by Lawson Wood
Humorous and rather sweet illustration by Lawson Wood showing his orang utan character Gran pop giving out Christmas presents to all his animal chums

Background imageFunny Collection: Granpop gives him an earful by Lawson Wood

Granpop gives him an earful by Lawson Wood
Humorous illustration by Lawson Wood showing Granpop (Lawson Woods wily orang-utan) throwing tomatoes at a thieving pig. Date: 1934

Background imageFunny Collection: Superstitions

Superstitions
" An interesting instance of the popular aversion to walking under a ladder". A group of superstitious pedestrians find themselves in a bit of a scrum as they attempt to squeeze through

Background imageFunny Collection: Programme cover for Funny Face, 1928

Programme cover for Funny Face, 1928
Programme cover for Funny Face staded at the Winter Garden Theatre, London, starring Fred and Adele Astaire, 1928 Date: 1928

Background imageFunny Collection: Dog poses for the camera

Dog poses for the camera
Lovely scene showing a biddable terrier adopting the " beg" position and posing beautifully for his owner who holds a rather nice looking camera

Background imageFunny Collection: Two entertainers with Scots troops, WW1

Two entertainers with Scots troops, WW1
Two entertainers in costume, walking along a road with Scots soldiers near the Western Front during World War One. They belonged to an entertainment troupe called the Balmorals

Background imageFunny Collection: Two men sitting in a garden

Two men sitting in a garden
Two men sitting in a slightly overgrown garden -- the lawn certainly needs mowing!

Background imageFunny Collection: Two men and a woman

Two men and a woman, posing for their photo arm-in-arm outside a house. The man on the left is striking a funny pose with his knees knocking together

Background imageFunny Collection: Comic event at a local fair

Comic event at a local fair
A comic event at a local fair, involving a wheelbarrow race and a falling bucket of water

Background imageFunny Collection: Three women posing on a beach

Three women posing on a beach
Three women striking funny poses on a beach. A man in the background holds a parasol

Background imageFunny Collection: Four retro band members

Four retro band members

Background imageFunny Collection: Retro couple in matching patchwork outfits 1970s

Retro couple in matching patchwork outfits 1970s, Fashion, Fashions, Trends

Background imageFunny Collection: Retro couple posing in matching outfits

Retro couple posing in matching outfits

Background imageFunny Collection: 1960s Psychedelic Couple

1960s Psychedelic Couple, Dancing, Fashion, Trends, Models

Background imageFunny Collection: Rumplestiltskin by Lilian Govey

Rumplestiltskin by Lilian Govey. Round about the fire danced a funny little man upon one leg. A fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm Date: 1912

Background imageFunny Collection: Baby in Trafalgar Square

Baby in Trafalgar Square
A baby peers hesitantly from a small pram under the dominant and watchful gaze of one of Sir Edwin Landseers Lion statues which surround the base of Nelsons Column. Date: 1970

Background imageFunny Collection: Model Couple

Model Couple
" Oh look at that." " Yes isn t it funny." A couple point and laugh. Date: late 1960s

Background imageFunny 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! circa 1940

Background imageFunny Collection: Marooned by Lawson Wood

Marooned by Lawson Wood
A rather peeved pirate or buccaneer sits alone on a desert island, apparently abandoned by his shipmates. Date: 1911

Background imageFunny Collection: Doggy Driver

Doggy Driver
" Next stop Barking!" A doggy driver complete with cap and goggles sits in the luxurious surrounds of a particularly fine model toy car. circa 1900

Background imageFunny Collection: Holding up the R101

Holding up the R101
A member of the WaC - the Womens Army Auxiliary Corp - holds up the R101 Airship, riding at her home mast at Cardington, Bedford

Background imageFunny Collection: Funny Freddy, the Jolly Circus Ring Game

Funny Freddy, the Jolly Circus Ring Game

Background imageFunny Collection: Fairly Tree d

Fairly Tree d
A soldier disguised rather improbably as a tree, scampers gingerly through the mud of the West Front, doing his best to avoid a cluster of enemy shells falling nearby




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