Dandelion Clock by Muriel Dawson
Charming illustration of a small child, probably a little boy in blue smock and shorts seated on a small tuffet of grass and blowing a dandelion clock while clutching a favourite doll in his other hand. A swallow flies past.
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Compound flowers: daisy Bellis perennis, thistle
Compound flowers: daisy Bellis perennis, thistle Onopordum acanthium and dandelion Taraxacum. . Handcoloured copperplate engraving of a botanical illustration by Sydenham Edwards for William Curtis's Lectures on Botany, as delivered in the Botanic Garden at Lambeth, 1805. Edwards (1768-1819) was the artist of thousands of botanical plates for Curtis' Botanical Magazine and his own Botanical Register.
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Advert for the Ministry of Food 1945
'Something new in salad'. Salad making gives full scope to your powers of invention. For almost all vegetables are at home in the salad bowl, and you can try them in almost endless combinations. A crisp salad, as appetising to look at as it is to taste, is a very important item in the day's meals. Raw green vegetables are one of the riches sources of vitamin c. You'll remember that this is the vitamin that helps so much to give clear skin, bright eyes and that feeling of vigour which makes life enjoyable.
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