They Tumbled In Like This!

Illustration: The animals of Zoo-land Animal Antics By Louis Wain Illustration by Matthews. S. W. Partridge & Co: London. Ca 1900-1910.

. . . But their heavy weights upon the ice, it grieves me to relate,

Were more than it could bear, and so they tumbled in like this!

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Animal Antics

By Louis Wain

Illustration by Matthews.

S. W. Partridge & Co: London. Ca 1900-1910.

14 thoughts on “They Tumbled In Like This!

    1. You noticed! I like those birds too! The birds are just sitting there . . . just the same from the first image to the second! I didn’t think anyone but me would notice . . . yet, you did. Will other people notice? We shall see!
      Elephant

  1. I had the feeling that these two were British in origin before checking the credit. There is something about the style of inking and the single tone grey shading that is quite distinctive!

  2. They won’t get out! The vultures are going to pick them off one by one (evil grin). Seriously, I can’t help seeing a reference here to the ‘very thin ice’ these animals tread in their real homelands at the moment. In Kenya, South Africa etc there are real life human vultures hanging about waiting to strike….completely unmoved by the plight of their quarry.

  3. So close to home! Every year it seems some ice fisherman crashes through the river down the street where I live, truck and all.

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