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Background imageHorrid Collection: The War in Denmark: temporary field hospital...scene in the amputating hut... 1864. Creator: Unknown

The War in Denmark: temporary field hospital...scene in the amputating hut... 1864. Creator: Unknown
The War in Denmark: temporary field hospital behind the second Prussian parallel at Duppel: scene in the amputating hut - from a sketch by our special artist

Background imageHorrid Collection: The War in Denmark: collecting the Prussian and the Danish dead after the battle of April 18

The War in Denmark: collecting the Prussian and the Danish dead after the battle of April 18.. 1864 Creator: Unknown
The War in Denmark: collecting the Prussian and the Danish dead after the battle of April 18 - from a sketch by our special artist, 1864

Background imageHorrid Collection: Martyrdom of St. Lawrence, ca. 1505. Creator: Hans Baldung

Martyrdom of St. Lawrence, ca. 1505. Creator: Hans Baldung
Martyrdom of St. Lawrence, ca. 1505

Background imageHorrid Collection: The Horrible Calavera of the Flooding of Guanajuato, 1900/10

The Horrible Calavera of the Flooding of Guanajuato, 1900/10. Creators: Manuel Manilla, José Guadalupe Posada
The Horrible Calavera of the Flooding of Guanajuato, 1900/10

Background imageHorrid Collection: Massacre of the Innocents, c. 1490 / 1500. Creator: Israhel van Meckenem

Massacre of the Innocents, c. 1490 / 1500. Creator: Israhel van Meckenem
Massacre of the Innocents, c. 1490/1500

Background imageHorrid Collection: Decimation (John Beaver, Roman Military Punishments, 1725), after 1725

Decimation (John Beaver, Roman Military Punishments, 1725), after 1725

Background imageHorrid Collection: Satan Smiting Job with Boils, from Illustrations of the Book of Job, 1825-26

Satan Smiting Job with Boils, from Illustrations of the Book of Job, 1825-26

Background imageHorrid Collection: Hideous Larvae, 1896. Creator: Odilon Redon

Hideous Larvae, 1896. Creator: Odilon Redon
Hideous Larvae, 1896

Background imageHorrid Collection: Bon Voyage (Buen Viage), from The Caprices (Los Caprichos), plate 64, 1799

Bon Voyage (Buen Viage), from The Caprices (Los Caprichos), plate 64, 1799

Background imageHorrid Collection: Plate 64 from Los Caprichos : Bon voyage (Buen Viage. ), 1799. Creator: Francisco Goya

Plate 64 from Los Caprichos : Bon voyage (Buen Viage. ), 1799. Creator: Francisco Goya
Plate 64 from Los Caprichos : Bon voyage (Buen Viage.), 1799

Background imageHorrid Collection: The martyrdom of Saint Erasmus who is prostrate having in innards removed, two putti a

The martyrdom of Saint Erasmus who is prostrate having in innards removed, two putti above holding the crown and palm of martyrdom, ca. 1630

Background imageHorrid Collection: The suicide of the philosopher Cato, who lies on his bed pulling out his innards watched

The suicide of the philosopher Cato, who lies on his bed pulling out his innards watched by horrified disciples. 1648

Background imageHorrid Collection: The Massacre of the Innocents, 1730-50. Creator: Pietro Monaco

The Massacre of the Innocents, 1730-50. Creator: Pietro Monaco
The Massacre of the Innocents, 1730-50

Background imageHorrid Collection: The Imperial Troops Bringing Civilization to the Indians

The Imperial Troops Bringing Civilization to the Indians, from The Victories of Emperor Charles, plate 6, 1555

Background imageHorrid Collection: The Massacre of the Innocents, 1545. Creator: Augustin Hirschvogel

The Massacre of the Innocents, 1545. Creator: Augustin Hirschvogel
The Massacre of the Innocents, 1545

Background imageHorrid Collection: The horrible death of two electrians, 1929. Creator: Unknown

The horrible death of two electrians, 1929. Creator: Unknown
The horrible death of two electrians, 1929. L Horrible Mort de Deux Electriciens. Lift engineers are crushed to death in an industrial accident. Front cover of " Le Petit Journal Illustre"

Background imageHorrid Collection: A civic louse in the state bed!!!, or the Corporation conglomorated!!, 1824. Artist

A civic louse in the state bed!!!, or the Corporation conglomorated!!, 1824. Artist
A civic louse in the state bed!!!, or the Corporation conglomorated!!, 1824. The City aldermen and Lord Mayor John Garratt examining an enormous louse on the Mansion House state bed

Background imageHorrid Collection: The Doom of all Papers that Slander Bethnal Green, 1872

The Doom of all Papers that Slander Bethnal Green, 1872. Two journalists, from the Daily Telegraph and the Daily News, hanging from a lamp-post as a punishment for slandering Bethnal Green

Background imageHorrid Collection: Witches roasting and boiling infants, 1608 (19th century)

Witches roasting and boiling infants, 1608 (19th century). Copy of an illustration from Compendium Maleticarum by Fr M Guaccius, Milan 1608, used in History of Magic, published late 19th century

Background imageHorrid Collection: Blowing mutinous Sepoys from the guns, 1857, (c1860)

Blowing mutinous Sepoys from the guns, 1857, (c1860). British officers punishing mutineers during the period of East India Company rule

Background imageHorrid Collection: Ivory shipment, Royal Albert Dock, London, 1926-1927

Ivory shipment, Royal Albert Dock, London, 1926-1927. Illustration from Wonderful London, edited by Arthur St John Adcock, Volume I, published by Amalgamated Press, (London, 1926-1927)

Background imageHorrid Collection: Execution of members of Tsong-Li-Yamen, China, Boxer Rebellion, 13 August 1900

Execution of members of Tsong-Li-Yamen, China, Boxer Rebellion, 13 August 1900. The Boxer Uprising or Boxer Rebellion was a Chinese rebellion from November 1899 to September 7

Background imageHorrid Collection: Martyrdom at Ouai (Petchili), China, Boxer Rebellion, 11 August 1900

Martyrdom at Ouai (Petchili), China, Boxer Rebellion, 11 August 1900. The Boxer Uprising or Boxer Rebellion was a Chinese rebellion from November 1899 to September 7

Background imageHorrid Collection: Massacre of the inhabitants of Paris, May 1413, (1484)

Massacre of the inhabitants of Paris, May 1413, (1484). Episode during the civil war between the Armagnacs and the Bourguignons

Background imageHorrid Collection: Execution of Kemmler, the first man to die in the electric chair, USA, 6 August 1890

Execution of Kemmler, the first man to die in the electric chair, USA, 6 August 1890
Execution of Kemmler, the first man to die in the electric chair, Auburn Prison, USA, 6 August 1890. William Kemmler, a brute who chopped a woman to bits with an axe

Background imageHorrid Collection: Electric chair, 1898

Electric chair, 1898. The Death Chair. In reality it is a simple, though exceedingly strongly made, ordinary chair, the electric apparatus being entirely separate

Background imageHorrid Collection: A crime on the Rue Botzaris, Paris, 1892. Artist: F Meaulle

A crime on the Rue Botzaris, Paris, 1892. Artist: F Meaulle
A crime on the Rue Botzaris, Paris, 1892. A womans body was found cut into pieces. A print from a supplement to the Le Petit Journal, 12th November 1892


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