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Benefit Gallery

Available as Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 74 pictures in our Benefit collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Lloyd Georges Maternity Insurance Benefit Featured Print

Lloyd Georges Maternity Insurance Benefit

In the early twentieth century a free National Health Service did not yet exist and the poor could not usually afford medical services. To help address this, the Liberal Government under David Lloyd George introduced the National Insurance Act in 1911. This included maternity benefit of 30 shillings (1.50), as illustrated here in this surprisingly positive political postcard! Date: 1911

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Old Batchelor benefit performance for Joe Miller Featured Print

Old Batchelor benefit performance for Joe Miller

The Old Batchelor, benefit performance for Joe Miller at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. Joseph Miller (1684-1738) was an English actor who first played Sir Joseph Whittol in William Congreve's Old Batchelor in 1717. Tickets for this performance carried William Hogarth's engraving showing the scene where Whittol's friend Captain Bluffe is kicked by Sharper whilst his friend Bellmour tries to pull him away. This same design was used for Joe Miller's benefit performance on 13 April 1738 -- his final performance, a few months before his death.
1738

© Mary Evans Picture Library

National Health Insurance Stamp - Take a bit of licking Featured Print

National Health Insurance Stamp - Take a bit of licking

This Stamp will take a bit of licking - the introduction of the National Health Insurance stamp under the 1911 National Insurance Act. In the early twentieth century a free National Health Service did not yet exist and the poor could not usually afford medical services. To help address this, the Liberal Government under David Lloyd George introduced the National Insurance Act. The scheme was known as the 9 pence for 4 pence scheme'. Workers had to pay 4 pence into the scheme, employers 3 pence and the state paid 2 pence. Date: 1911

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection