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Background imageAmused Collection: Politics in an Oyster House, 1848. Creator: Richard Caton Woodville

Politics in an Oyster House, 1848. Creator: Richard Caton Woodville
Politics in an Oyster House, 1848. After their meal, the younger of the two figures, bearded and wearing his top hat indoors, leans across the table

Background imageAmused Collection: Geronticus calvus (Southern bald ibis), c.1778. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon

Geronticus calvus (Southern bald ibis), c.1778. Creator: Robert Jacob Gordon
Geronticus calvus (Southern bald ibis), c.1778

Background imageAmused Collection: Junior Mance Trio, London, 1962. Creator: Brian Foskett

Junior Mance Trio, London, 1962. Creator: Brian Foskett
Junior Mance Trio, London, 1962

Background imageAmused Collection: Kazuenokami Kato Kiyomasa Observing a Monkey with a Writing Brush, 1883

Kazuenokami Kato Kiyomasa Observing a Monkey with a Writing Brush, 1883. Creator: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi
Kazuenokami Kato Kiyomasa Observing a Monkey with a Writing Brush, 1883. Series: Yoshitoshi's Warriors Trembling with Courage

Background imageAmused Collection: Ross, Hon. M. C. between 1860 and 1870. Creator: Unknown

Ross, Hon. M. C. between 1860 and 1870. Creator: Unknown
Ross, Hon. M.C. [Member of Congress?], between 1860 and 1870

Background imageAmused Collection: Humphrey Lyttleton and Alex Welsh reading a copy of Down Beat magazine, 1963. Creator

Humphrey Lyttleton and Alex Welsh reading a copy of Down Beat magazine, 1963. Creator
Humphrey Lyttleton and Alex Welsh reading a copy of DownBeat magazine, 1963

Background imageAmused Collection: The Laughing Audience, 1733, (1920)

The Laughing Audience, 1733, (1920)
The Laughing Audience, 1733, 1920. From Londoners Then and Now As Pictured By Their Contemporaries, edited by Geoffrey Holme. [The Studio Ltd. London, 1920]

Background imageAmused Collection: Gilpin going farther than he intended, 1784. Artist: Smith

Gilpin going farther than he intended, 1784. Artist: Smith
Gilpin going farther than he intended, 1784. Gilpin galloping from right to left past the Bell inn, Edmonton. Mrs Gilpin and two others are looking from an upper window

Background imageAmused Collection: Anglo-Gallic salutations in London, or, practice makes perfect, 1822. Artist

Anglo-Gallic salutations in London, or, practice makes perfect, 1822. Artist
Anglo-Gallic salutations in London, or, practice makes perfect, 1822. Two Frenchmen meet on the pavement outside the door of the White Bear coaching inn, Piccadilly

Background imageAmused Collection: Anglo-Gallic salutations in London - or Practice makes perfect -, 1835. Artist

Anglo-Gallic salutations in London - or Practice makes perfect -, 1835. Artist
Anglo-Gallic salutations in London - or Practice makes perfect -, 1835. Two Frenchmen meet on the pavement outside the door of the White Bear coaching inn, Piccadilly

Background imageAmused Collection: Jonathans Coffee House, London, 1763. Artist: HO Neal

Jonathans Coffee House, London, 1763. Artist: HO Neal
Jonathans Coffee House, London, 1763. Jonathans Coffee House, or an analysis of Change Alley, with a group of characters from the life

Background imageAmused Collection: Milt Jackson, Budd Johnson and Major Holley at the Capital Radio Jazz Festival, London, 1979

Milt Jackson, Budd Johnson and Major Holley at the Capital Radio Jazz Festival, London, 1979
Musicians Milt Jackson, Budd Johnson and Major Holley sharing a joke at the Capital Radio Jazz Festival, Alexandra Palace, London, July 1979

Background imageAmused Collection: American saxophonist Ornette Coleman meets a clown, Bracknell Jazz Festival, Berkshire, 1978

American saxophonist Ornette Coleman meets a clown, Bracknell Jazz Festival, Berkshire, 1978. Piano player and trombonist Eddie Harvey is in the background

Background imageAmused Collection: Brian Abrahams (drums) and Guy Barker (trumpet) on stage at The Stables, Wavendon, Buckinghamshire

Brian Abrahams (drums) and Guy Barker (trumpet) on stage at The Stables, Wavendon, Buckinghamshire

Background imageAmused Collection: Singer Marian Montgomery and drummer Jack Parnell, London, 1984. Artist: Denis Williams

Singer Marian Montgomery and drummer Jack Parnell, London, 1984. Artist: Denis Williams
Singer Marian Montgomery and drummer Jack Parnell, London, 1984

Background imageAmused Collection: Drummers Kenny Clare, Les DeMerle and Jack Parnell, London, 1979. Artist: Denis Williams

Drummers Kenny Clare, Les DeMerle and Jack Parnell, London, 1979. Artist: Denis Williams
Drummers Kenny Clare, Les DeMerle and Jack Parnell, London, 1979

Background imageAmused Collection: Impresario Harold Davison and guitarist Ron Anthony, London, 28 May 1992. Artist

Impresario Harold Davison and guitarist Ron Anthony, London, 28 May 1992. Artist
Impresario Harold Davison and guitarist Ron Anthony, London, 28 May 1992. Anthony was part of the backing orchestra for Frank Sinatras concert at the Royal Albert Hall

Background imageAmused Collection: Woman with Candle, late 1660s. Artist: Godfried Schalcken

Woman with Candle, late 1660s. Artist: Godfried Schalcken
Woman with Candle, late 1660s. From the Pitti Palace Gallery, Florence, Italy

Background imageAmused Collection: Bravery in civvies : laughs with the King and Queen, 1920s or 1930s (1935)

Bravery in civvies : laughs with the King and Queen, 1920s or 1930s (1935). From King Emperors Jubilee, by F. G. H. Salusbury [Daily Express Publications, London, 1935]

Background imageAmused Collection: Isabella Brandt, 1621. Artist: Peter Paul Rubens

Isabella Brandt, 1621. Artist: Peter Paul Rubens
Isabella Brandt, 1621. Drawing housed in the Brirtish Museum. From The Connoisseur Volume LXXXVII, edited by C. Reginald Grundy. [The Connoisseur Ltd, London, 1931]

Background imageAmused Collection: The Three Laughers, 16th century (1886)

The Three Laughers, 16th century (1886). From a picture by Kano Motonobu, engraved in the Wa-kan mei-hitsu gwa-yei. Kano School

Background imageAmused Collection: Seigni Joan, rue de Petit Chastelet, France, 14th century (1882-1884). Artist: J Ettling

Seigni Joan, rue de Petit Chastelet, France, 14th century (1882-1884). Artist: J Ettling
Seigni Joan, rue de Petit Chastelet, 14th century (1882-1884). A jester entertaining a crowd on a street outside a butchers shop

Background imageAmused Collection: Four blind men placed in a ring to fight a large pig, c14th-15th century (1882-1884). Artist: Spex

Four blind men placed in a ring to fight a large pig, c14th-15th century (1882-1884). Artist: Spex
Four blind men placed in a ring to fight a large pig, c14th-15th century (1882-1884). A print from La France et les Francais a Travers les Siecles, Volume I, F Roy editor, Saint-Antoine, 1882-1884

Background imageAmused Collection: Trials of Bachelorhood. Artist: American Stereoscopic Company

Trials of Bachelorhood. Artist: American Stereoscopic Company
Trials of Bachelorhood. Stereoscopic card detail

Background imageAmused Collection: Now, Freshie, Ride the Goat and Make it Pretty. Artist: American Stereoscopic Company

Now, Freshie, Ride the Goat and Make it Pretty. Artist: American Stereoscopic Company
Now, Freshie, Ride the Goat and Make it Pretty. Stereoscopic card detail

Background imageAmused Collection: A street performer with a monkey amusing the crowd, Kobe, Japan, 1896. Artist: Underwood & Underwood

A street performer with a monkey amusing the crowd, Kobe, Japan, 1896. Artist: Underwood & Underwood
A street performer with a monkey amusing the crowd, Kobe, Japan, 1896. Stereoscopic card. Detail

Background imageAmused Collection: Hired for an Hour, 19th century

Hired for an Hour, 19th century. Two city gentlemen struggling to cope with riding horses they have hired, much to the amusement of country folk

Background imageAmused Collection: French soldiers seeing the funny side of falling in the mud, World War I, 1916, (1926)

French soldiers seeing the funny side of falling in the mud, World War I, 1916, (1926)

Background imageAmused Collection: Two women fighting with sandbags, 1903

Two women fighting with sandbags, 1903. An illustration from Le Petit Journal, 1st November 1903

Background imageAmused Collection: Mrs Page and Mrs Ford Reading Falstaffs Love Letters, late 18th-early 19th century (1912)

Mrs Page and Mrs Ford Reading Falstaffs Love Letters, late 18th-early 19th century (1912). A print from The Connoisseur, (London, 1912)

Background imageAmused Collection: English Tea Party with the Prince of Conti at the Temple, 1766. Artist: Michel Barthelemy Ollivier

English Tea Party with the Prince of Conti at the Temple, 1766. Artist: Michel Barthelemy Ollivier
English Tea Party with the Prince of Conti at the Temple, 1766. The young Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is seated at the clavichord at the left of the picture

Background imageAmused Collection: February - Cutting Weather, 1839. Artist: George Cruikshank

February - Cutting Weather, 1839. Artist: George Cruikshank
February - Cutting Weather, 1839. A typical day at Dr Swishtails Academy. Boys at their desks look on as the schoolmaster punishes a boy by flogging him with the birch

Background imageAmused Collection: A Legend of Camelot - Part 2, 1866. Artist: George du Maurier

A Legend of Camelot - Part 2, 1866. Artist: George du Maurier
A Legend of Camelot - Part 2, 1866. A woman carries a man by his feet over her shoulder. Three men on the left stand by and watch her, somewhat amused


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