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Wit and Humor

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Created For = NAHSTE

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Hoist with His Own Petard, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/2621
Scope and Contents Illustration of a political cartoon entitled, 'Hoist with his own petard' showing a man being blown into the air from a cannon blast that was aimed at a door to a castle while a man looks out of a window and another man laughs in the background. In the image, both Asquith and Craig, the Prime Minister's of England and Northern Ireland are depicted, the cannon is labelled, 'Army', the doorway is labelled, 'Ulster' and the man in the background is labelled 'The City.'
Dates: 1870s-1930s

"Look Out This Doesn't Happen", 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/1431
Scope and Contents Illustration on the cover of the magazine, Fragments, Vol. 1, No. 7, Wednesday August 27, 1919 of a British bulldog standing on a Union Jack flag with a dachsund with the words, 'German Trade' written on its side standing beneath the bulldog. Above the dogs is written, 'Look Out This Doesn't Happen!' and signed by Bruce Bairnsfather.
Dates: 1870s-1930s

Proverb which begins 'Sgrìob am Muileach agus sliobair am Muileach thu', 1883

Identifier: Coll-97/CW120/199
Scope and Contents Proverb which reads 'Sgrìob am Muileach agus sliobair am Muileach thu. Ach sliob am Muileach agus sgrìobai am Muileach thu' [Stroke the Mull man and he'll scratch you. But scratch the Mull man and he'll stroke you].
Dates: 1883

Punch Cartoon. 'Mother Goose-Step Rhymes or Letting Loose the Doggrel of War', 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/2620
Scope and Contents Illustration of a World War I satirical cartoon entitled, 'Mother Goose-Step Rhymes or Letting Loose the Doggrel of War' from the Punch Almanack of 1915 showing a goose wearing a German helmet running away from a man letting an English bulldog off its lead to give chase.
Dates: 1870s-1930s

Quote from a conversation between Tighearna Ìle and a ferryman, 3 February 1874

Identifier: Coll-97/CW111/46
Scope and Contents Quote from a conversation between Tighearna Ìle and a ferryman taking him to Barra [Barriagh/Isle of Barra] which reads 'An ro[bh] [th]u ria[mh] san t Suain?' 'Sioma uair sin.' 'Cuine?' 'Duair bha mi am chadal.'
Dates: 3 February 1874

Song beginning 'Ho bobarra dirdearra', 30 October 1872 and 5 October 1875

Identifier: Coll-97/CW106/115
Scope and Contents Song collected from Aonas Currie [Angus Currie], Ardnamona, Iocar [Àird na Monadh, Ìochdar, Uibhist a Deas/South Uist] beginning 'Ho bobarra dirdearra, Seach an stuirst'. The song is composed of sixteen lines and has a number of annotations. The text has been scored through in two different inks and wirtten transversely across the text is 'Transcribed B[ook] III p.199 A[lexander] A[rchibald] C[armichael] Creagorry 5 October 1875.' [Creag Ghoraidh, Beinn na Faoghla/Benbecula].
Dates: 30 October 1872 and 5 October 1875

Story about Calum Gobha and the storm, September 1872

Identifier: Coll-97/CW90/145
Scope and Contents Story about Calum Gobha who was on Bernary [Berneray/Bearnaraigh nera Barra/Barraigh] during the storm of 3 October 1860. The storm was so fierce that the people were very afraid and sent Calum to get the holy water for prayers. Calum found a bottle of whisky next to the holy water, he took a swig of the whisky and then went out and sprinkled it on the people and cattle, he repeated this and the storm abated. In the morning bean Dhonuil Iain (Macintire) [Mrs Donald John MacIntyre] wanted to...
Dates: September 1872

The March of the "Unemployed" to the House, 1870s-1930s

Identifier: Coll-1434/1428
Scope and Contents Political cartoon entitled, 'The March of the "Unemployed" to the House' showing a group of men (Gulland, McKenna, Asquith, Ramsay Macdonald, Henderson, etc) holding signs as they head towards Parliament in London. Beneath the cartoon is the line, 'Shall we see the defeated Asquithians and Pacifists following the example of the Suffragettes in pre-war days in a [?].' January 1919.
Dates: 1870s-1930s

Verse entitled 'Eolas an Spealaidh' and vocabulary note, June 1887

Identifier: Coll-97/CW89/145
Scope and Contents Humorous verse entitled 'Eolas an Spealaidh' , which reads 'Cum bogha air do chorp, 'S cum a mach do thiumpan.' The vocabulary note reads 'Tiumpan = the posterior = Deireadh.'
Dates: June 1887

Vocabulary note which reads 'Staoig an admadan = mischief', 1904

Identifier: Coll-97/CW178/42
Scope and Contents Vocabulary note which reads 'Staoig an admadan = mischief'.
Dates: 1904