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Guidance Collection

Background imageGuidance Collection: Poster, Keep ceaseless watch for Colorado Beetle

Poster, Keep ceaseless watch for Colorado Beetle
Ministry of Agriculture poster, Keep ceaseless watch for Colorado Beetle, they can destroy our potato crops. circa late 1930s

Background imageGuidance Collection: Poster, The Vegetabull

Poster, The Vegetabull, a vegetable dish made with dried eggs or household milk is as good as a joint (post-WW2 rationing was still going on at this time). 1947

Background imageGuidance Collection: WW2 poster -- gas attack

WW2 poster -- gas attack, with instructions on how to put on your gas mask, what to do if the gas rattles sound, and what to do if you get gassed. Date: 1940s

Background imageGuidance Collection: Rules to be Observed by a Victorian Family

Rules to be Observed by a Victorian Family -- a typical summary of Victorian values, with advice including: Waste Not, Want Not; Do everything at its proper time; Be punctual, be regular

Background imageGuidance Collection: Illustration by Cecil Aldin, dog walking

Illustration by Cecil Aldin, dog walking -- a dog on a lead is more likely to want to fight others if you drag him away from every dog you meet. Date: 1927

Background imageGuidance Collection: Poster, Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases

Poster, Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases
Ministry of Health poster, Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases -- trap the germs in your handkerchief

Background imageGuidance Collection: Poster, The Magic of Soap and Water

Poster, The Magic of Soap and Water. Coo... is that me with the dirt off? Showing a boy admiring his nice clean face in a soap bubble. Issued by the Health and Cleanliness Council. circa 1940s

Background imageGuidance Collection: Poster, Don t be afraid of Soap and Water

Poster, Don t be afraid of Soap and Water. Showing a little boy welcoming a humanised jug and a bar of soap. Issued by the Health and Cleanliness Council. 20th century

Background imageGuidance Collection: Poster, Turn Over a New Leaf

Poster, Turn Over a New Leaf, eat vegetables daily to enjoy good health. circa 1945

Background imageGuidance Collection: Poster, Telling a friend may mean telling the enemy, WW2

Poster, Telling a friend may mean telling the enemy, WW2. 1940s

Background imageGuidance Collection: Poster, Be Like Dad -- Keep Mum! WW2

Poster, Be Like Dad -- Keep Mum! WW2
Poster, Be Like Dad -- Keep Mum! Careless Talk Costs Lives! Public information, WW2. circa 1940

Background imageGuidance Collection: Poster, The need is growing, Dig for Victory still, WW2

Poster, The need is growing, Dig for Victory still, WW2
Poster, The need is growing, Dig for Victory still. 1940s

Background imageGuidance Collection: Hotel De Ville, Loches

Hotel De Ville, Loches
An etching of a town hall in Loches, France, dating from 1543, built out of limestone, under the guidance of the master mason, Jean Baudoin, authorized by King Francois. Date: circa 1920

Background imageGuidance Collection: Comic postcard, Plump couple in a restaurant

Comic postcard, Plump couple in a restaurant Date: 20th century

Background imageGuidance Collection: WW2 poster, Take Great Care of your Tyres - if 90% of the worlds rubber is in enemy

WW2 poster, Take Great Care of your Tyres - if 90% of the worlds rubber is in enemy hands, and the remaining 10% is needed for the Forces, whats going to happen when your present tyres wear out?

Background imageGuidance Collection: Poster, The effects of over-cooking and keeping hot

Poster, The effects of over-cooking and keeping hot. Vitamin value, goodness, taste go up in smoke - result is waste. 1945

Background imageGuidance Collection: Poster, Keep it Dark, Careless Talk Costs Lives, WW2

Poster, Keep it Dark, Careless Talk Costs Lives, WW2
Poster, Keep it Dark, Careless Talk Costs Lives, Second World War. circa 1940

Background imageGuidance Collection: Training a guide dog and its owner

Training a guide dog and its owner
Illustration by Bryan de Grineau in The Illustrated London News showing stages of training a guide dog and its blind owner at the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association School in Wallasey. Date: 1937

Background imageGuidance Collection: Front cover, Marriage Before & After

Front cover, Marriage Before & After, by A Dennison Light. Published by Health & Vim Publishing, London. Date: early 20th century

Background imageGuidance Collection: Cupid with cooking guidance on a comic Valentine card

Cupid with cooking guidance on a comic Valentine card
Cupid with culinary guidance, How to Cook a Heart, on a comic Valentine card. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageGuidance Collection: Poster, Personal Concealment, WW2

Poster, Personal Concealment, WW2
Poster, Personal Concealment, learn to see and know how the enemy sees you. Date: 1941

Background imageGuidance Collection: Poster, He risked an accident just to clean a machine

Poster, He risked an accident just to clean a machine
Poster, Ministry of Labour and National Service, ROSPA, He risked an accident just to clean a machine. Designed by H M Bateman. 1931

Background imageGuidance Collection: Poster, For comforts sake stagger office hours, WW2

Poster, For comforts sake stagger office hours, WW2
Wartime poster, For comforts sake stagger office hours -- how to avoid congestion on the London Underground. Designed by Misha Black and David Langdon. 1942

Background imageGuidance Collection: Young woman hiding a love letter

Young woman hiding a love letter
The Love Letter. A young woman hides a love letter from an older woman who seems to be giving her some unwelcome advice. Date: circa 1832

Background imageGuidance Collection: Page from the Palace of Hope

Page from the Palace of Hope
An illustrated page from the Palace of Hope, from the Documenti dAmore (Teachings of Love) of the Tuscan poet, Francesco da Barberino

Background imageGuidance Collection: Monument & Church of St Magnus

Monument & Church of St Magnus
View of the Monument and the church of St Magnus the Martyr. The church was destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666, but rebuilt under the guidance of Sir Christopher Wren and reopened in 1676

Background imageGuidance Collection: WW2 Poster -- Dysentery and Diarrhoea

WW2 Poster -- Dysentery and Diarrhoea
Dysentery and Diarrhoea. Colour lithograph information poster, after 2nd Lt Stacey Hopper. The poster poses questions relating to the dangers and causes of disease, and provides helpful hints

Background imageGuidance Collection: WW2 Poster -- Keep mum, shes not so dumb

WW2 Poster -- Keep mum, shes not so dumb
Keep mum, shes not so dumb! Careless Talk Costs Lives. Colour photolithograph poster, modern reproduction of a World War Two poster

Background imageGuidance Collection: Road safety poster, Keep a Good Look-Out

Road safety poster, Keep a Good Look-Out! Two children take care when trying to cross a country road

Background imageGuidance Collection: Road safety poster, Zebra Crossings

Road safety poster, Zebra Crossings
Road safety poster for children -- for safetys sake use the Zebra Crossings. Z is for Zebra, s for his Stripes

Background imageGuidance Collection: The Archangel Gabriel gives the Qur an to Muhammad on Mount

The Archangel Gabriel gives the Qur an to Muhammad on Mount
Revelation of Tanail. The Archangel Gabriel gives the Qur an to Muhammad on Mount Hira during a battle. Ottoman miniature. 15th century. Topkapi Museum. Istanbul. Turkey

Background imageGuidance Collection: WW2 poster, In an air raid, what motorists must do

WW2 poster, In an air raid, what motorists must do
WW2 Civil Defence poster, In an air raid, what motorists must do, by day, at night. Date: early 1940s

Background imageGuidance Collection: Ministry of Food poster, WW2

Ministry of Food poster, WW2, advertising various information leaflets, recipes, etc. Date: 1940s

Background imageGuidance Collection: WW2 poster, Use less Water

WW2 poster, Use less Water! Less Water -- More Shells. Date: 1940s

Background imageGuidance Collection: Signpost on coastal footpath near Torquay, Devon

Signpost on coastal footpath near Torquay, Devon. Date: circa 1990s

Background imageGuidance Collection: Britannia Instructing Her Sons in the Arts & Sciences

Britannia Instructing Her Sons in the Arts & Sciences

Background imageGuidance Collection: WW1 poster, US Food Administration

WW1 poster, US Food Administration
Poster, Advice on kitchen waste for recycling, US Food Administration. circa 1918

Background imageGuidance Collection: Boy stuntman on bed of nails

Boy stuntman on bed of nails
Britains youngest stuntman, 8-year-old Tom Paynton, is encouraged by his father Eric as he practises on a bed of nails in the garden. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageGuidance Collection: Outward bound school, Devon

Outward bound school, Devon
Two boys and a teacher preparing for rock climbing at an outward bound school in Devon. Date: 1960

Background imageGuidance Collection: WW2 poster, The driver who wouldn t stop for passengers

WW2 poster, The driver who wouldn t stop for passengers lost his fares and found his number up. Productivity propaganda poster for display at bus depots. Date: 1942

Background imageGuidance Collection: Policeman giving directions

Policeman giving directions
A London policeman giving directions to a member of the public in a crowded street. Date: 1871

Background imageGuidance Collection: Womens Beauty Tips - The Best Colour for Your Type

Womens Beauty Tips - The Best Colour for Your Type - colour suggestions for different hair colours, blonde, brunette, grey, white, medium and redhead. 1958

Background imageGuidance Collection: Six boys pillow fighting on a New Year card

Six boys pillow fighting on a New Year card
Six boys on a New Year card, being told by their mother to behave and not do any more pillow fighting. A notice on the wall reads: Love one another. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageGuidance Collection: Eldred Pottinger in Herat, Afghanistan

Eldred Pottinger in Herat, Afghanistan
Eldred Pottinger (1811-1843), Anglo-Indian soldier and diplomat, in Afghanistan, helping a local commander at Herat during a conflict. Date: circa late 1830s

Background imageGuidance Collection: WW2 Poster -- Tablet day

WW2 Poster -- Tablet day
Tablet day! Colour lithograph poster after 2nd Lt Stacey Hopper. Medical related poster for British soldiers on active service in Italy

Background imageGuidance Collection: WW2 Poster -- be discreet

WW2 Poster -- be discreet
You may be a walking RAF - but don t let everyone know it! Be discreet! Colour lithograph by Sgt Norman Tiger Harrison, Royal Corps of Signals, India

Background imageGuidance Collection: Graphic cover - Lighting the Menin Road

Graphic cover - Lighting the Menin Road
Lighting our lads to victory - front cover of the Graphic featuring a British soldier putting in place a front-line lamp used for guiding infantry in the Battle of Menin Road. Date: 1917

Background imageGuidance Collection: Two firefighters, Fire Prevention Hints

Two firefighters, Fire Prevention Hints
Two firefighters on the front cover of a booklet entitled, Fire Prevention Hints, published by London County Council and the London Fire Brigade



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