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"Unleashing the Comical Genius: A Parade of Caricatures and Hilarious Antics. " Step right up to witness a comical extravaganza like no other

Background imageComical Collection: Swanking at Whitley Bay

Swanking at Whitley Bay
I M SWANKING LIKE AN HEIRESS AT WHITLEY BAY - I VE FORGOTTEN ALL ABOUT WORK ! Date: circa 1910

Background imageComical Collection: Ludwig Wittgenstein, caricature

Ludwig Wittgenstein, caricature
Ludwig Wittgenstein. Caricature of the Austrian-British philosopher Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (1889-1951). Wittgenstein is considered by many to be the greatest philosopher of the 20th

Background imageComical Collection: Dmitri Mendeleev, caricature

Dmitri Mendeleev, caricature
Dmitri Mendeleev (1834-1907). Caricature of the Russian chemist Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev. Mendeleyev (also spelt Mendeleev)

Background imageComical Collection: Richard Feynman, caricature C015 / 6715

Richard Feynman, caricature C015 / 6715
Richard Feynman (1918-1988). Caricature of the American theoretical physicist Richard Phillips Feynman. As a young man, Feynman worked on the American atomic bomb project at Los Alamos

Background imageComical Collection: David Hume, caricature

David Hume, caricature
David Hume. Caricature of the British philosopher and historian David Hume (1711-1776). Hume influenced the development of scepticism and empiricism

Background imageComical Collection: David Attenborough, British naturalist

David Attenborough, British naturalist
David Attenborough. Caricature of the British naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Frederick Attenborough (born 1926) holding a frog

Background imageComical Collection: Theatre, A Cuckoo in the Nest 1925, Nerman

Theatre, A Cuckoo in the Nest 1925, Nerman
A scene from A Cuckoo in the Nest, a popular farce playing in London in 1925. Here, the impeccable husband is discovered by his wife and in-laws in a ladys bedroom (equally impeccable)

Background imageComical Collection: Victorian scrap - dentist pulling a tooth

Victorian scrap - dentist pulling a tooth. late 19th century

Background imageComical Collection: The Lion and Albert (colour litho)

The Lion and Albert (colour litho)
3641847 The Lion and Albert (colour litho) by Hassall, John (1868-1948); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Lion and Albert)

Background imageComical Collection: Cricket for the Middle-Aged (litho)

Cricket for the Middle-Aged (litho)
5217819 Cricket for the Middle-Aged (litho) by Robinson, William Heath (1872-1944); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cricket for the Middle-Aged)

Background imageComical Collection: Black man eating a large watermelon (coloured photo)

Black man eating a large watermelon (coloured photo)
6000022 Black man eating a large watermelon (coloured photo) by European Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Black man eating a large watermelon)

Background imageComical Collection: Immanuel Kant, caricature

Immanuel Kant, caricature
Immanuel Kant. Caricature of the German philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804). Kant published various influential philosophical works on the natural sciences, particularly geophysics and astronomy

Background imageComical Collection: PONIES SHOPPING

PONIES SHOPPING
New Forest ponies " shopping" (much to one womans amazement) at Lymington in Hampshire, England

Background imageComical Collection: Female jockeys riding gentlemen like horses

Female jockeys riding gentlemen like horses
Two women jockeys with riding crops, spur on their steeds - not horses, but top-hatted and tailed gentlemen who wear bridles in their mouths

Background imageComical Collection: Niels Bohr, caricature

Niels Bohr, caricature
Niels Bohr (1885-1962). Caricature of the Danish physicist Niels Henrik David Bohr, blowing orbiting electrons out of his pipe. Bohr won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1922

Background imageComical Collection: James Clerk Maxwell, caricature

James Clerk Maxwell, caricature
James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879). Caricature of the Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell. Maxwells works cover a wide area of science

Background imageComical Collection: Socrates, caricature

Socrates, caricature
Socrates. Caricature of the Ancient Greek philosopher Socrates (c.470-399 BC). Socrates is credited with introducing a new and critical attitude in philosophy and science

Background imageComical Collection: Great Snoring

Great Snoring
A signpost pointing to the village of Great Snoring, North Norfolk, England, has clearly effected the man beneath it!

Background imageComical Collection: Bald Prima Donna 20C

Bald Prima Donna 20C
A prima donna and her two bald-headed admirers

Background imageComical Collection: John Venn, caricature C013 / 7595

John Venn, caricature C013 / 7595
John Venn (1834-1923). Caricature of the British logician and philosopher John Venn. Venn is best known for introducing the Venn diagram, which is used in many fields, including set theory

Background imageComical Collection: Edwin Hubble, US astronomer C008 / 8831

Edwin Hubble, US astronomer C008 / 8831
Edwin Hubble. Caricature of the US astronomer, cosmologist, athlete and boxer Edwin Powell Hubble (1889-1953) smoking a pipe

Background imageComical Collection: Watson and Crick, DNA discovers

Watson and Crick, DNA discovers
Watson and Crick. Caricature of the molecular biologists and discoverers of the structure of DNA James Watson (born 1928, left) and Francis Crick (1916-2004), with their model of a DNA molecule

Background imageComical Collection: Alan Turing, British mathematician

Alan Turing, British mathematician
Alan Turing. Caricature of the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-54). In 1937 Turing described a theoretical computer (a Turing machine) in rigorous mathematical terms

Background imageComical Collection: Richard Dawkins, British science writer

Richard Dawkins, British science writer
Richard Dawkins. Caricature of the British ethnologist, evolutionary biologist and controversial author Richard Dawkins (born 1941) holding one of his books

Background imageComical Collection: Isaac Asimov, US author and biochemist

Isaac Asimov, US author and biochemist
Isaac Asimov. Caricature of the Soviet-born American science fiction writer and biochemist Isaac Asimov (1920-1992). Asimov is best known for his science fiction novels and popular science books

Background imageComical Collection: Baruch Spinoza, caricature

Baruch Spinoza, caricature
Baruch Spinoza. Caricature of the Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677). Spinoza is considered to be one of Western philosophys most important philosophers

Background imageComical Collection: Plato, caricature

Plato, caricature
Plato. Caricature of the Ancient Greek philosopher Plato (427-347 BC). Platos spirit of rational inquiry led to todays scientific method

Background imageComical Collection: Driver is a Novice

Driver is a Novice
CAUTION : DRIVER IS A NOVICE A useful notice tied to the back of a learner drivers car as he makes a nervous hand signal

Background imageComical Collection: Sealyham Riding a Sheep

Sealyham Riding a Sheep
Jimmie, a tame sheep belonging to Mr V. Payne, a garage proprietor of West Malling, Kent, takes its Sealyham doggy friend for piggy backs ! Date: 19 February 1937

Background imageComical Collection: Grey Seal, Halichoerus grypus, adult male lying on beach yawning. Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK. (RR)

Grey Seal, Halichoerus grypus, adult male lying on beach yawning. Donna Nook, Lincolnshire, UK. (RR)
Michael Hutchinson / SplashdownDirect

Background imageComical Collection: Doyle / Skiing / Alps 1894

Doyle / Skiing / Alps 1894
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE In comical pose on skis in the Alps, with female companion

Background imageComical Collection: Naughty boy and his dog urinating into milk pails (colour litho)

Naughty boy and his dog urinating into milk pails (colour litho)
6000045 Naughty boy and his dog urinating into milk pails (colour litho) by European School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Naughty boy and his dog urinating into milk pails)

Background imageComical Collection: White's Tree Frog on a White Lily

White's Tree Frog on a White Lily
I phtogpraph this White's Tree Frog in a white Calla Lily. This frog is so easy it does't move around much and seems to enjoy the attention.. Linda D Lester

Background imageComical Collection: Ernest Rutherford, caricature

Ernest Rutherford, caricature
Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937). Caricature of the New Zealand physicist Ernest Rutherford, with an electron orbiting his head

Background imageComical Collection: Steven Pinker, Canadian psychologist

Steven Pinker, Canadian psychologist
Steven Pinker. Caricature of the Canadian-American experimental psychologist, cognitive scientist, linguist and author Steven Arthur Pinker (born 1954)

Background imageComical Collection: Friedrich Nietzsche, caricature

Friedrich Nietzsche, caricature
Friedrich Nietzsche. Caricature of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). Nietzsche devised a new system of values to account for the advances in biology and psychology

Background imageComical Collection: Isaac Newton, caricature C013 / 7593

Isaac Newton, caricature C013 / 7593
Isaac Newton (1642-1727). Caricature of the English physicist, mathematician and alchemist Sir Isaac Newton, holding a rainbow

Background imageComical Collection: Pierre de Fermat, caricature C015 / 6714

Pierre de Fermat, caricature C015 / 6714
Pierre de Fermat, caricature

Background imageComical Collection: Leonard Euler, caricature C015 / 6711

Leonard Euler, caricature C015 / 6711
Leonhard Euler (1707-1783). Caricature of the Swiss mathematician and physicist Leonhard Euler. Euler made discoveries in a wide range of fields, including geometry, infinitesimal calculus

Background imageComical Collection: James Watt, caricature C015 / 6706

James Watt, caricature C015 / 6706
James Watt (1736-1819). Caricature of the Scottish engineer and inventor James Watt. Watt made numerous practical improvements to the steam engine of his day

Background imageComical Collection: Augustin Cauchy, caricature C015 / 6700

Augustin Cauchy, caricature C015 / 6700
Augustin Cauchy (1789-1857). Caricature of the French mathematician Augustin Cauchy. Cauchy was a pioneer of analysis and the theory of permutation groups

Background imageComical Collection: Erwin Schrodinger, caricature C013 / 7591

Erwin Schrodinger, caricature C013 / 7591
Erwin Schrodinger (1887-1961). Caricature of the Austrian physicist Erwin Schrodinger holding a cat. In 1926, Schrodinger published a series of papers that founded the science of quantum wave

Background imageComical Collection: Stephen Gould, US palaeontologist

Stephen Gould, US palaeontologist
Stephen Gould. Caricature of the US palaeontologist, evolutionary biologist, science historian and author Stephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) holding a collection of his essays called The Pandas Thumb

Background imageComical Collection: KETTLE CAT

KETTLE CAT
A ginger cat about to be boiled in a kettle on the kitchen hob!

Background imageComical Collection: Comic Sex / Squeeze Seat

Comic Sex / Squeeze Seat
" Do you think you could squeeze me in a seat?" "... it would be better in the park after the show!"

Background imageComical Collection: Xmas Pudding in Trenches

Xmas Pudding in Trenches
Innovative British soldiers use a German steel helmet as a saucepan for their Christmas pudding

Background imageComical Collection: King Henry VI of England married to Margaret of Anjou

King Henry VI of England married to Margaret of Anjou at Titchfield Abbey, 23 April 1445. The mad king was 24 and the queen 15

Background imageComical Collection: Joseph Priestley, caricature C015 / 6707

Joseph Priestley, caricature C015 / 6707
Joseph Priestley (1733-1804). Caricature of the British chemist and clergyman Joseph Priestley. Priestly is best known as the discoverer of oxygen




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"Unleashing the Comical Genius: A Parade of Caricatures and Hilarious Antics. " Step right up to witness a comical extravaganza like no other. Our first act features none other than Richard Feynman, the brilliant physicist with a mischievous twinkle in his eye. Prepare to be captivated by his witty charm and clever antics. Next up is Ludwig Wittgenstein, whose caricature will leave you in stitches. This philosophical genius may have pondered life's deepest questions, but he also knew how to bring laughter with his eccentric personality. Dmitri Mendeleev takes center stage with his hilarious caricature. Watch as this renowned chemist playfully arranges elements on the periodic table while cracking jokes that will make your atoms shake with laughter. Join David Attenborough, the beloved British naturalist, as he guides us through a comical journey into the wild. His infectious enthusiasm and humorous anecdotes about nature's quirkiest creatures are sure to tickle your funny bone. David Hume makes an appearance in our comedic lineup with an uproarious caricature. This Scottish philosopher may have delved into deep thoughts on human nature, but he also had a knack for delivering punchlines that would leave even Socrates chuckling. Hold onto your hats as we unveil a Victorian scrap featuring a woman raising her skirts to scare off the devil. This cheeky scene from yesteryears reminds us that humor has always been part of our history – even when warding off supernatural beings. Prepare for side-splitting laughter as you witness a dentist pulling out teeth in Whitley Bay. This vintage image captures both pain and hilarity simultaneously – proof that sometimes comedy can arise from unexpected places. In an unforgettable spectacle, watch ponies go shopping. These adorable four-legged friends trot around stores picking out their favorite items – proving once again that animals know how to embrace their comical side.