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Labour in vain or let them tug & be da--nd

Labour in vain or let them tug & be da--nd

Print shows Neptune, the British lion, Britannia, and a British sailor on a piece of land labeled "England" laughing derisively at a Dutchman, a Frenchman, a Spaniard, and a partly draped Native woman wearing a... more

Des Morgens legten die Schneidergesellen den Laden auf die Pfosten, setzten sich und nähten

Des Morgens legten die Schneidergesellen den Laden auf die Pfosten, se...

Illustration for a story showing scaffolding crashing to the ground after a pig has bumped one of the support posts, causing three tailors who had been working on the scaffolding to come crashing to the ground ... more

Rip Van Winkle's return / Gillam.

Rip Van Winkle's return / Gillam.

Illustration shows a scene outside a building labeled "Washington Inn" with an image of the U.S. Capitol on the sign; a large group of Republican legislators, politicians, and others are laughing at an old man ... more

[Sure it's no bad joke on ye, sor]

[Sure it's no bad joke on ye, sor]

Title from typed caption. (DLC/PP-1932:0033). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "The Albany Depot" by William Dean Howells, Harper's weekly, 33:1008 (Dec. 14, 1889).

[The punch line, both men laughing]

[The punch line, both men laughing]

Title devised by cataloger. (DLC/PP-1932:0029). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "A Good Story," Harper's Weekly, 34:75 (Jan. 25, 1890).

[Hearty laughter by both men]

[Hearty laughter by both men]

Title devised by cataloger. (DLC/PP-1932:0029). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "A Good Story," Harper's Weekly, 34:75 (Jan. 25, 1890).

[Uncontrolled laughter]

[Uncontrolled laughter]

Title devised by cataloger. (DLC/PP-1932:0029). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "A Good Story, Harper's Weekly, 34:75 (Jan. 25, 1890).

The two old parties have no use for her / Dalrymple.

The two old parties have no use for her / Dalrymple.

Print shows an old woman with a broom labeled "Spoils System" evicting from the "Democratic Home" a young woman labeled "Civil Service Reform" carrying a bag labeled "Civil Service Laws"; on the street are Benj... more

Caught in his own trap / Dalrymple.

Caught in his own trap / Dalrymple.

Print shows David B. Hill caught in a large claw-type animal trap labeled "Nomination for N.Y. Governorship"; a sign posted next to the trap states "This Trap was set by David B. Hill to catch an Anti-Snapper".... more

An old fable with new application / F.M.H.

An old fable with new application / F.M.H.

Print shows David B. Hill as a jackass wearing a coat with ribbon that states "I am a Democrat", standing on rocks, kicking at the moon, which shows the face of Grover Cleveland. Puck and a group of citizens ar... more

"Who laughs last laughs best" / Dalrymple.

"Who laughs last laughs best" / Dalrymple.

Print shows Grover Cleveland driving a stagecoach labeled "Administration Coach" carrying "Columbia" and being pulled by two horses labeled "Honest Principles" and "Sound Policy"; it is stuck in a hole labeled ... more

"He laughs best who laughs last" / C.J. Taylor.

"He laughs best who laughs last" / C.J. Taylor.

Print shows a happy Christmas gathering of the family of "Tom Popleigh" as they decorate a Christmas tree; in a vignette at left, a well-dressed man gestures toward the growing family of "Tom Popleigh" and vows... more

Hoyt's A midnight bell laughter every minute.

Hoyt's A midnight bell laughter every minute.

Caption: Visiting the school. Created by "The Enquirer Job Printing Co., Cin., O." Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Hoyt's A midnight bell laughter every minute.

Hoyt's A midnight bell laughter every minute.

Caption: Dot - "Mr. Keene, try another chair?" Created by "The Enquirer Job Printing Co., Cin., O." Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

Hoyt's A midnight bell laughter every minute.

Hoyt's A midnight bell laughter every minute.

Caption: "You're another." Created by "The Enquirer Job Printing Co., Cin., O." Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

[Enlarged image of tramp's head and head-and-shoulders image of woman]

[Enlarged image of tramp's head and head-and-shoulders image of woman]

Title devised. Upper left corner missing. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

New York's new senator / Dalrymple.

New York's new senator / Dalrymple.

Print shows Chauncey M. Depew wearing a tuxedo and a bib labeled "Depew", standing at a small table on which is a tea cup and a cigar, a lamp and a cordial glass in the "U.S. Senate"; a few men are gathered in ... more

The modern Cassandra / Keppler.

The modern Cassandra / Keppler.

Print shows George F. Hoar as a modern-day Cassandra prophesizing doom, which evokes the laughter of President William McKinley, William R. Day, William T. Sampson, and Wesley Merritt.

Their descendants / Ehrhart.

Their descendants / Ehrhart.

Illustration shows Dutch settlers in "New Amsterdam" (New York) chuckling over drink at the shades of their future descendants (Victorian women, dandies, stern-looking members of the D.A.R., women golfing, and ... more

Cursing the heretics / J.S. Pughe.

Cursing the heretics / J.S. Pughe.

Illustration shows William Jennings Bryan, wearing the pope's tiara and holding a sceptor labeled "16 to 1", jumping up and down, and stamping his feet in anger, as six men labeled "Cleveland, Whitney, Hill, Go... more

The gobbler's dream / J.S. Pughe.

The gobbler's dream / J.S. Pughe.

Illustration shows a turkey sitting on a tree branch, dreaming of a "Vegetarian Pledge" and countless people lining up to sign their names, and all the wild and domestic animals laughing; in the lower right cor... more

The ex-scarecrow of Europe / J.S. Pughe.

The ex-scarecrow of Europe / J.S. Pughe.

Illustration shows the Russian Bear as a soldier with rifle turned into a scarecrow labeled "Russia"; a crow labeled "Japan" bites its nose, another crow labeled "England" is perched on its cap, and a crow labe... more

A Thanksgiving truce / J.S. Pughe.

A Thanksgiving truce / J.S. Pughe.

Illustration shows Theodore Roosevelt, wearing his rough rider uniform, sharing a feast with many wild animals sitting around a large banquet table in the wilderness. A bear is making a toast. "Teddy Jr.", wear... more

The littlest father / Hassman̄.

The littlest father / Hassman̄.

Illustration shows Nicholas II, emperor of Russia, sitting on his throne, at his feet are an orb, a broken scepter, and a cleft shield showing St. George and the dragon; he is recoiling in horror at being mocke... more

Monsieur Fromagin, left alone among his epiceries, chuckled audibly

Monsieur Fromagin, left alone among his epiceries, chuckled audibly

(DLC/PP-1933:0185). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "The Recrudescence of Madame Vic" by Thomas, Harper's magazine, 112:517 (March 1906).

The shoemaker the comedy drama : a play full of tears and laughter.

The shoemaker the comedy drama : a play full of tears and laughter.

Caption: It's never too late to mend. Created and "copyright 1907 by The U.S. Lithograph Co., Russell-Morgan Print, Cincinnati & New York." No. 10476. Forms part of: Theatrical poster collection (Library of Congress)

The return of Rip Van Winkle / J.S. Pughe.

The return of Rip Van Winkle / J.S. Pughe.

Illustration shows an elderly man labeled "The Law" with a long beard and holding a broken gun labeled "Fines" peering at a group of bloated criminals standing and sitting on the porch of "The Jolly Grafter's I... more

The Hague peace congress - a laugh from the gallery / C. Hassman.

The Hague peace congress - a laugh from the gallery / C. Hassman.

Illustration shows a visitors' gallery at the 2nd Peace Conference at the Hague where tyrants, invaders and conquerers are seated, including: Frederik II, Oliver Cromwell, Ramses, William I, Hannibal, Attila th... more

The laughter of the gods / Kep.

The laughter of the gods / Kep.

Illustration shows two diminutive figures labeled "Democratic Principles" and "Republican Principles" arguing between themselves; in the background are four large men, "the Gods", labeled "Democratic Boss, Priv... more

The day after. Licked, and the world laughs at you! / L.M. Glackens.

The day after. Licked, and the world laughs at you! / L.M. Glackens.

Illustration shows a human figure with a large globe for a head looking at a campaign poster labeled "Vote For "William Jenkins the People's Choice" showing a bust portrait of Jenkins that has been pasted on a ... more

They all stood round and laughed at him

They all stood round and laughed at him

(DLC/PP-1939:0060). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "A Source of Irritation" by Stacy Aumonier, Century, 94:325 (Jan. 1918).

The better the soldier, the better the salute

The better the soldier, the better the salute

Poster showing a soldier and an officer saluting. Service Series no. 13. Mounted with other Service Series posters. Title from item.

The better the soldier, the better the salute

The better the soldier, the better the salute

Poster showing a soldier and an officer saluting.

Kernel Cootie. Pa and his new pet

Kernel Cootie. Pa and his new pet

Four panel comic strip shows Pa's new dog chasing a bee. Pa warns the dog to leave it alone but it disregards Pa's advice and get's stung, making Pa laugh until the bees start chasing both Pa and the dog.

To all inquiries Lola replied, Mr. Simpkins is taking me to an organ recital, and won a scream of mirth

To all inquiries Lola replied, Mr. Simpkins is taking me to an organ r...

Title on verso. (DLC/PP-1934:0068). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "The Rustle of Silk" by Cosmo Hamilton, Harper's bazaar, 56:73 (Nov. 1921).

"Peg o'my heart" Love, laughter, romance!

"Peg o'my heart" Love, laughter, romance!

Poster for Federal Theatre Project presentation of "Peg o'my Heart" at the Pickering Park Playhouse, San Bernardino, Calif., showing a woman carrying a dog. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (Libra... more

Jim Wills, Vicky Jarrell, Anne Barrett, and Quentin Barrett laughing over one of Quentin's stories

Jim Wills, Vicky Jarrell, Anne Barrett, and Quentin Barrett laughing o...

Event: Interview with Quentin and Ann Barrett. Quentin Barrett is descended from R.E. Barrett, who opened Raleigh County's oldest general store at the mouth of Dry Creek in the 1800s. Both Quentin and his wife,... more

The lost laugh

The lost laugh

Can the other animals help Spotty the hyena find his lost laugh? "Illustrated by Karen Lilje, written by Michelle Preen, designed by Wilna Combrinck"--Title page verso. Description based on online resource; tit... more

[There was a dead silence broken only by chuckling laughter]

[There was a dead silence broken only by chuckling laughter]

No accession number. Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "Sentimental Twaddle" by Jesse Lynch Williams, Collier's magazine 49:23 (April 13, 1912).

[There was a dead silence broken only by chuckling laughter]

[There was a dead silence broken only by chuckling laughter]

No accession number. Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "Sentimental Twaddle" by Jesse Lynch Williams, Collier's magazine 49:23 (April 13, 1912).

[There was a dead silence broken only by chuckling laughter]

[There was a dead silence broken only by chuckling laughter]

No accession number. Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "Sentimental Twaddle" by Jesse Lynch Williams, Collier's magazine 49:23 (April 13, 1912).

Chin'en no keshō - shin nippon

Chin'en no keshō - shin nippon

Print shows a battleship applying make-up or lather before shaving; bottom image shows two men, one laughing, and a woman holding a parasol, walking with a child. Title and other descriptive information compile... more

Chin'en no keshō - shin nippon

Chin'en no keshō - shin nippon

Print shows a battleship applying make-up or lather before shaving; bottom image shows two men, one laughing, and a woman holding a parasol, walking with a child. Title and other descriptive information compile... more

Chin'en no keshō - shin nippon

Chin'en no keshō - shin nippon

Print shows a battleship applying make-up or lather before shaving; bottom image shows two men, one laughing, and a woman holding a parasol, walking with a child. Title and other descriptive information compile... more

Levantáos de sus fosas, calaveras que aqu[í] se halla el mayor de los troneras

Levantáos de sus fosas, calaveras que aqu[í] se halla el mayor de los ...

Broadside shows fencing calaveras, laughing calaveras, small calaveras, a shrouded calavera, as well as others pulling a man into a grave. The narrator, Don Juan Tenorio, boasts and asks the keyholder to open t... more

Levantáos de sus fosas, calaveras que aqu[í] se halla el mayor de los troneras

Levantáos de sus fosas, calaveras que aqu[í] se halla el mayor de los ...

Broadside shows fencing calaveras, laughing calaveras, small calaveras, a shrouded calavera, as well as others pulling a man into a grave. The narrator, Don Juan Tenorio, boasts and asks the keyholder to open t... more

After the Prickings and Half-Hurts. Part Five of Robin Lampson's "Laughter out of the Ground". Printed by the Grabhorn Press to commemorate an evening at the Emporium Book Shop on the sixth of September, 1935. San Francisco, 1935.

After the Prickings and Half-Hurts. Part Five of Robin Lampson's "Laug...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 2, Folder 37da.

After the Prickings and Half-Hurts. Part Five of Robin Lampson's "Laughter out of the Ground". Printed by the Grabhorn Press to commemorate an evening at the Emporium Book Shop on the sixth of September, 1935. San Francisco, 1935.

After the Prickings and Half-Hurts. Part Five of Robin Lampson's "Laug...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 2, Folder 37da.

Federal Theatre Project presents "The drunkard or the fallen saved" Originally produced by P.T. Barnum in his museum: A rip-roaring melodrama with thrills & laughter!

Federal Theatre Project presents "The drunkard or the fallen saved" Or...

Poster for Federal Theatre Project presentation of "The Drunkard or the Fallen Saved" at Mt. Park Casino, Holyoke, Mass., showing two liquor bottles. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (Library of Congress).

Federal Theatre Project presents "The drunkard or the fallen saved" Originally produced by P.T. Barnum in his museum: A rip-roaring melodrama with thrills & laughter!

Federal Theatre Project presents "The drunkard or the fallen saved" Or...

Poster for Federal Theatre Project presentation of "The Drunkard or the Fallen Saved" at Mt. Park Casino, Holyoke, Mass., showing two liquor bottles. Work Projects Administration Poster Collection (Library of Congress).

Take hands and part with laughter

Take hands and part with laughter

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Take hands and part with laughter

Take hands and part with laughter

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Take hands and part with laughter

Take hands and part with laughter

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Take hands and part with laughter

Take hands and part with laughter

From: Music Copyright Deposits, 1870-1885 (Microfilm M 3500) Also available through the Library of Congress Web Site as facsimile page images. (additional physical form)

Oral history with 77 year old female, Grand Junction, Colorado (Transcript)

Oral history with 77 year old female, Grand Junction, Colorado (Transc...

For rights information contact the collector’s institution: Mesa County Public Library. Grand Junction, CO and Museum of Western Colorado. Grand Junction, CO Ms. Bryant - 77 year old female born in Pickrell (G... more

Oral history with 77 year old female, Grand Junction, Colorado (Transcript)

Oral history with 77 year old female, Grand Junction, Colorado (Transc...

For rights information contact the collector’s institution: Mesa County Public Library. Grand Junction, CO and Museum of Western Colorado. Grand Junction, CO Ms. Bryant - 77 year old female born in Pickrell (G... more

Oral history with 77 year old female, Grand Junction, Colorado (Transcript)

Oral history with 77 year old female, Grand Junction, Colorado (Transc...

For rights information contact the collector’s institution: Mesa County Public Library. Grand Junction, CO and Museum of Western Colorado. Grand Junction, CO Ms. Bryant - 77 year old female born in Pickrell (G... more

Oral history with 77 year old female, Grand Junction, Colorado (Transcript)

Oral history with 77 year old female, Grand Junction, Colorado (Transc...

For rights information contact the collector’s institution: Mesa County Public Library. Grand Junction, CO and Museum of Western Colorado. Grand Junction, CO Ms. Bryant - 77 year old female born in Pickrell (G... more

Oral history with 77 year old female, Grand Junction, Colorado (Transcript)

Oral history with 77 year old female, Grand Junction, Colorado (Transc...

For rights information contact the collector’s institution: Mesa County Public Library. Grand Junction, CO and Museum of Western Colorado. Grand Junction, CO Ms. Bryant - 77 year old female born in Pickrell (G... more

Oral history with 77 year old female, Grand Junction, Colorado (Transcript)

Oral history with 77 year old female, Grand Junction, Colorado (Transc...

For rights information contact the collector’s institution: Mesa County Public Library. Grand Junction, CO and Museum of Western Colorado. Grand Junction, CO Ms. Bryant - 77 year old female born in Pickrell (G... more

At his canter they kept chuckling

At his canter they kept chuckling

Gift; Mrs. Peter Grant; 1940; (DLC/PP-1940:008). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "In Lighter Vein," Century.

At his canter they kept chuckling

At his canter they kept chuckling

Gift; Mrs. Peter Grant; 1940; (DLC/PP-1940:008). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress). Published in: "In Lighter Vein," Century.

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