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Bairnsfather Collection

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Wartime Toby jugs, WW1

Wartime Toby jugs, WW1
Advertisement for Soane & Smith of Oxford Street, promoting their range of Toby jugs based on wartime leaders, principally Sir David Beatty, Sir Douglas Haig, Lord Jellicoe, Marshal Joffre

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Old Bill kneeling in front of the Cenotaph in Whitehall

Old Bill kneeling in front of the Cenotaph in Whitehall
His Pals - Fragments Copyright. Old Bill kneeling in front of the Cenotaph in Whitehall. Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, 1St Btn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment (1888-1959)

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Things That Matter, by Bruce Bairnsfather

Things That Matter, by Bruce Bairnsfather
Colonel Fitz-Shrapnel receives the following message from G.H.Q Please let us know, as soon as possible, the number of tins of raspberry jam issued to you last Friday

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: A Miner Success by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon

A Miner Success by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon
" They must ave ad some good news or somethin, Alf; you can ear em cheerin quite plain." Two British Tommies, Bill and Alf

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Another Maxim Maxim by Bairnsfather

Another Maxim Maxim by Bairnsfather
Another Maxim Maxim " Machine guns form a valuable support for infantry" A cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather Date: 1915

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: 6 Bruce Bairnsfather postcards

6 Bruce Bairnsfather postcards
Set of 6 Bruce Bairnsfather postcards, Series 9. Published by The Bystander - in original brown envelope. Commemorative Art

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Captain Bairnsfathers first meeting with Old Bill, WW1

Captain Bairnsfathers first meeting with Old Bill, WW1
This historic incident took place during the first battle of Ypres, but the Censor held stern views about battle pictures in those days

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Well, if you Knows of a Bette ole, Go to It

Well, if you Knows of a Bette ole, Go to It
WELL, IF YOU KNOWS OF A BETTE OLE, GO TO IT !. Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, 1St Btn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment (1888-1959)

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: The Thirst For Reprisals, by Bruce Bairnsfather

The Thirst For Reprisals, by Bruce Bairnsfather
And me rifle, someone. I ll give these -----s ell for this! Originally an amateur artist, Bairnsfathers cockney humour displayed in his view of the Front

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Well, if you knows of a better ole, go to it

Well, if you knows of a better ole, go to it
Ttwo soldiers stuck in a trench, during a battle in World War One. This famous illustration for The Bystander was by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather (1888-1959)

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Ta Poster / Bairnsfather

Ta Poster / Bairnsfather
A recruitment poster for the Territorial Army featuring Bairnsfathers WWI creation, Old Bill

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: One of Our Minor Wars, by Bairnsfather

One of Our Minor Wars, by Bairnsfather
One of Our Minor Wars " Well, if you knows of a better ole, go to it" A cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, possibly his most famous, shown as it first appeared in The Bystander 1915

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Cheese dish - Bairnsfatherware

Cheese dish - Bairnsfatherware
Cheese dish with lid made by the Girls of Staffordshire during the Winter of 1917/1918 when the Boys were in the trenches fighting for liberty and civilization

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Design by Bruce Bairnsfather

Design by Bruce Bairnsfather
Design by the famous World War I Bystander cartoonist, Bruce Bairnsfather for what looks like a club or restaurant menu or invitation

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: The Dud Shell, by Bairnsfather

The Dud Shell, by Bairnsfather
The Dud Shell - -Or the Fuse Top Collector " Give it a good ard it Bert, you can generally ear em fizzin a bit first if they are a-goin to explode" 1916

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: In the support trench by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon

In the support trench by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon
" Old Bill has practically decided to try to get Private Shinio (the ex-comedy-juggler-and-hand-balancer) transferred to another platoon." The stoicism of Captain Bruce Bairnsfathers

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Anglo-Saxon by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon

Anglo-Saxon by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon
" You re comin along with me, my lad, as soon as this is over!" (Hermann feels he DOES know a better ole). Cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather in The Bystander magazine showing his famous

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Cartoon by Bruce Bairnsfather

Cartoon by Bruce Bairnsfather
Untitled cartoon by Bruce Bairnsfather, the famous World War One cartoonist, whose humorous pictures and " Old Bill" character appeared in The Bystander

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Where Did That One Go To? by Bruce Bairnsfather

Where Did That One Go To? by Bruce Bairnsfather
The very first cartoon published in The Bystander by Bruce Bairnsfather (later Captain) of the 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Things that Matter

Things that Matter
THINGS THAT MATTER. Colonel Fitz-Shrapnel received the following message from GHQ - Please let us know, as soon as possible, the number of tins of raspberry jam issued to you last Friday

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Ils ne passeront pas, by Bairnsfather

Ils ne passeront pas, by Bairnsfather
Ils ne passeront pas (They shall not pass) Old soldiers never say die, they'll simply block the way A cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather in The Bystander, featuring his popular character

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Obviously! by Bairnsfather

Obviously! by Bairnsfather
Obviously! The young and talkative one: " What made that ole!" The fed-up one: " mice" A cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather in The Bystander Date: 1915

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: A War of Exhaustion by Bruce Bairnsfather

A War of Exhaustion by Bruce Bairnsfather
There are times when Private Lightfoot feels absolutely convinced that its going to be a War of Exhaustion A cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather in The Bystander Christmas Number, 1916 Date: 1916

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: The New Submarine Danger by Bairnsfather

The New Submarine Danger by Bairnsfather
The New Submarine Danger " They ll be torpedoin us if we stick ere much longer, Bill" A cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather in The Bystander, featuring his popular characters Old Bill

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Those Superstitions by Bairnsfather

Those Superstitions by Bairnsfather
Those Superstitions Private Sandy McNab cheers the assembly by pointing out (with the aid of his pocket almanac) that it is Friday the 13th

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Bruce Bairnsfather merchandise

Bruce Bairnsfather merchandise
Selection of items featuring illustrations by the famous World War One cartoonist, Bruce Bairnsfather including a jigsaw with Bairnsfathers curmudgeonly soldier character Ole Bill grumbling

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Old Bill and Co. August 1940

Old Bill and Co. August 1940
" Hey! Mind what yer doin ! Thats the second time you ve got me with that fifth column o yours!" Bruce Bairnsfather pokes fun at rumours of German spies

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Bruce Bairnsfather cartoon, No possible doubt whatever

Bruce Bairnsfather cartoon, No possible doubt whatever
Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon, No possible doubt whatever, published in the Bystander, 1916. Date: 1916

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: The Intelligence Department, by Bairnsfather

The Intelligence Department, by Bairnsfather
The Intelligence Department " Is this ere the Warwicks?" " Nao, Indenburgs blinkin Light Infantry" A cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather in The Bystander

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: The Conscientious Exhilarator, by Bairnsfather

The Conscientious Exhilarator, by Bairnsfather
The Conscientious Exhilarator " Every encouragement should be given for singing and whistling" - (Extract from a Military Manual ) That painstaking fellow, Lieut

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: His Fatal Beauty, by Bairnsfather

His Fatal Beauty, by Bairnsfather
His Fatal Beauty OLD BILL: " My wife married me for love, ye know, Bert" BERT (after prolonged and somewhat pained scrutiny of Bills face): " I had been wonderin what it was, Bill

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: My Dug-Out A lay of the trenches by Bruce Bairnsfather

My Dug-Out A lay of the trenches by Bruce Bairnsfather
Old Bill shows his prowess as a poet in this cartoon by Bruce Bairnsfather. Date: 1915

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: How WWI was fought

How WWI was fought
" As it is for most of us" World War I was a slog, described by many as " 90% routine and 10% terror." Although soldiers lived with death every day, for the most part

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: That Evening Star-Shell, by Bruce Bairnsfather

That Evening Star-Shell, by Bruce Bairnsfather
Oh, star of eve, whose tender beam Fall on my spirits troubled dream. Originally an amateur artist, Bairnsfathers cockney humour displayed in his view of the Front

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: A Maxim Maxim, by Bruce Bairnsfather

A Maxim Maxim, by Bruce Bairnsfather
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Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Bystander cover - Bruce Bairnsfather, Armistice Day

Bystander cover - Bruce Bairnsfather, Armistice Day
Front cover of The Bystander illustrated by the magazines most famous cartoonist, Captain Bruce Bairnsfather. With another world war underway

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Old Bill Goes East

Old Bill Goes East
Cartoon by Bruce Bairnsfather (1887-1959), speculating that in 1940 Europe could be considered the darkest continent. Old Bill was a popular recurring character in his cartoons. Date: 1940

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Cover design, Fragments magazine, Cenotaph Monument

Cover design, Fragments magazine, Cenotaph Monument
Cover design, Fragments magazine, The Glorious Dead, Gratitude from 1920, Cenotaph Monument. Date: 1920

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Cartoon, The Stage Door of the Future

Cartoon, The Stage Door of the Future
Women's suffrage cartoon, The Stage Door of the Future, with stage door Johnnies waiting for women MPs to emerge from the House of Commons. Date: 1920

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Vera Lennox, actress

Vera Lennox, actress Date: 1920

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: The Ghost of Dead Pig Farm - 19 ?, by Bairnsfather

The Ghost of Dead Pig Farm - 19 ?, by Bairnsfather
The Ghost of Dead Pig Farm - 19..? At midnight, an indignant, husky voice is heard to say: "B----- these blinkin sandbags" A cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather in an issue of The

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Shadows in Whitehall, by Bruce Bairnsfather

Shadows in Whitehall, by Bruce Bairnsfather
Shadows in Whitehall An unusually serious subject for Captain Bruce Bairnsfather, known for his Old Bill cartoons in The Bystander magazine; ghostly soldiers guard the cenotaph in Whitehall, London

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Cartoon by Bruce Bairnsfather in the style of Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Cartoon by Bruce Bairnsfather in the style of Egyptian Hieroglyphs. Showing British soldiers making sandbags, bringing in ration supplies and ready to fight in the trenches. Date: 1916

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Bruce Bairnsfathers Cottage Memorial, St Yvon, Belgium

Bruce Bairnsfathers Cottage Memorial, St Yvon, Belgium
The rebuilt cottage stands on the site of the original building in which, in 1914, Bruce Bairnsfather drew his first catoons which led to the creation of Old Bill

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Bruce Bairnsfather drawing 1939

Bruce Bairnsfather drawing 1939
Captain Bruce Bairnsfather (1887 - 1959), British cartoonist and illustrator, photographed as he works on a drawing of Old Bill

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Armistice Day procession, London, 11 November 1918

Armistice Day procession, London, 11 November 1918
Armistice Day procession in London on 11 November 1918, with a banner of Kaiser Wilhelm inspired by the cartoons of Bruce Bairnsfather. 1918

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Bystander front cover, Bairnsfather cartoon, German shells

Bystander front cover, Bairnsfather cartoon, German shells
Alas! My poor brother Cartoon by Captain Bruce Bairnsfather on the front cover of The Bystander showing a stereotypical German munitions worker pouring glycerine into a shell case and opining, Alas

Background imageBairnsfather Collection: Old Bill car mascot - Bairnsfatherware

Old Bill car mascot - Bairnsfatherware
Old Bill car mascot. Produced by Louis Lejeune (Mascots) Ltd. c.1919, on a metal plinth, which is on a wooden socle. Copyright No. R2669204. Bairnsfather Ware



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