WW2 Poster -- Typhus, How Is It Spread?
Information poster on typhus and how it is spread. Colour lithograph, British Army anti-typhus medical information poster, after 2nd Lieutenant Stacey Hopper. The poster poses questions, with illustrated answers, relating to the danger and prevention of Typhus and the lice that carry it. It was aimed, in particular, at troops on active service in Italy during World War Two. AL.63 was a DDT-based anti-louse powder used during World War Two to prevent infestation. Date: 1944
© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library
Fashion advice in The Sphere
The Sphere's women's section offers a range of ࠬa mode style tips: the woman in the top-left has visited Mrs. Adair's salon on Bond Street; the woman in the top-right has used Swedish rubaway in order to keep slim, while using Ganesh Dara to do away with 'superfluous hairs', and Mrs Adair's Eastern Oil to reinvigorate her tired skin. The woman in the centre, meanwhile, is sporting Aertex pyjamas made from artificial silk and cotton.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Cartoon, Bank Notes, Paper Money, French Alarmists
Cartoon, Bank Notes, Paper Money, French Alarmists, o the Devil, the Devil! ah! poor John Bull!!! by James Gillray. Showing the Prime Minister, William Pitt, offering paper money (rather than gold coins, which are stashed under the counter) to John Bull. On either side of Bull are opposition politicians Richard Sheridan and Charles James Fox, advising him to insist on gold rather than paper. Date: 1797
© The Sharp Illustration Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library