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
LCC-LFB Serious fire at Prudential building, Holborn
Two firefighters view the fire poster at the Prudential Assurance Company building in High Holborn WC1, shortly after extinguishing a major fire there. This picture was taken several hours after a fire in a storeroom had been extinguished and crews were making up all their gear. Several window displays of the large Prudential building portrayed the benefits of fire insurance, and here two London firefighters admire the ironic advert.
© London Fire Brigade / Mary Evans Picture Library
Wonders of the telephone
Advertisement from 1925 by the Telephone Development Association illustrating the benefits of having a telephone to counteract 'that womanly feeling of loneliness.'.
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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