Saturday, December 19, 2015

Bathing With Swords


I was struck yesterday by this rather fun illustration. Now, if you're thinking the humour doesn't sound very Victorian, you would be right of course, this is in fact taken from a re-captioned illustration in Spike Milligan's Book of Bits. Nonetheless the illustration itself would appear to be real and taken from some book of daring-do for boys. The signature even looks vaguely familiar but frankly one of the things that makes it so fun is not knowing it's original context.

1 comment:

Basso2nd said...

Great fun this, I do like to come and look at the strange and wonderful items on your blog. Just one tiny thing...I think you'll find it's 'derring do' in the time honoured phrase. Please don't mind my pointing it out.

 
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