Support Ukraine through donations here

Shopping Cart

Your cart is empty

Continue Shopping


Curious Moments


Photo journalists are constantly hunting for ï¬ø¬Ω the right momentï¬ø¬Ω . Now you can admire the fruits of their labours in this volume of photographsï¬ø¬Ω grinning in amazement, we guarantee you wonï¬ø¬Ω t be able to tear yourself away once you open its cover! These humorous press photographs daringly walk the tightrope between world history and everyday life, for it is often the small miracles and catastrophes of daily life that provide newspapers with the visual material that leads us to delve further into the newspaper at the breakfast table. Out of this body of material arose a documentation of the history of the prevailing mentality during the first half of the 20th century: the results range from the merely comical to the eccentric, from the weird to the bizarre.

The guiding aim of this volume is to trace the visions and wishes, the fears and the absurdities of people in an age of world economic crises and wars. Curious Moments, captured by press photographers from around the world, is a highly unique historical treasure trove of insights and information!

Format: Paperback
Published: in Germany in 2006
Publisher: Konemann
Pages: 720
Language: English
ISBN 13: 9783833143533
ISBN 10: 3833143533

Shipping & Delivery

Please allow us 24-48 hours to prepare your order. Once your order is ready to be dispatched, we will send it via Deutsche Post DHL which quotes the following delivery times:

Within Germany: 3-5 working days
Within Europe: 7-10 working days

We currently only ship to countries in Europe and the United Kingdom. If you have a request for shipping to another area of the world, please contact us at

Refunds & Returns

At Shakespeare & Sons you can shop with confidence. We are happy to provide a refund or voucher of equal value where the goods are returned within 21 days of purchase unused, in original condition, accompanied by proof of purchase.

To return an online order within the refund policy period, please contact us and we will then give you instructions on how best to return your order so we can process your refund.

To return an in store purchase, please bring the purchased item and proof of receipt into the store, within 21 days of purchase.

Please note we do not offer discretionary exchange or refunds on Gift Vouchers, Sale Items, or damaged products. 

Gift Wrap & Cards

Shakespeare & Sons offer gift wrapping and greeting cards. To have your items gift wrapped, head to our Gift Wrap collection, choose the paper you prefer and add it to your cart. We will wrap the items for you and send them to the address you have submitted or have it ready in store for you to collect (depending on what option you select at check out).

Check out our Greeting Card collection here. If you would like us to include a message in your selected card, forward your purchase confirmation onto with some words and we will add these in for you. 

We're here to help

Can't find what you're looking for?

If the book you're after is not displayed on our website or is 'sold out' please feel free to contact us at or come into the store and we can let you know the cost of ordering it and expected arrival time.

Curious Moments