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Meaning Gallery

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

Choose from 40 pictures in our Meaning collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

National Health Insurance stamp - Forcible Feeding Featured Print

National Health Insurance stamp - Forcible Feeding

Forcible Feeding - Lick! A double-meaning postcard, primarily relating to the introduction of the National Health Insurance stamp under the 1911 National Insurance Act, but also referencing the force-feeding of suffragettes in custody (on hunger strike) at the time. 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: 1912

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Lunatic Asylum humour - Upside down wheelbarrow Featured Print

Lunatic Asylum humour - Upside down wheelbarrow

Visitor to Dottieville Lunatic Asylum which is undergoing structural improvements (to harmless lunatic who is extremely busy wheeling a barrow upside down) - "You ought to turn that barrow the other way up!" Harmless Lunatic (knowingly) -"I did yesterday, but they put bricks in it." !!! Date: 1899

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Prince Leopold, 1872 Featured Print

Prince Leopold, 1872

Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (1855-1884) photographed in 1872. Leopold was the fourth son and eighth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. The most academic of the Queen's sons, he was also a haemophiliac, meaning that Victoria was keen to keep him at home as her assistant. In 1872, he went to Oxford, despite the Queen's protestations where he befriended some of the finest minds in the country, including Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll). Leopold became increasingly active in public life, supportinig a wide range of social, medical and artistic causes. He happily married Princess Helena of Waldeck-Pyrmont in 1881 but died in 1884 after a fall, while recuperating in Cannes.

© Charlotte Zeepvat/ILN/Mary Evans Picture Library