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Philanthropist Gallery

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Choose from 273 pictures in our Philanthropist 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.


Boys Swimming, Training Ship Mercury, River Hamble, Hants Featured Print

Boys Swimming, Training Ship Mercury, River Hamble, Hants

Boys from the Training Ship Mercury swimming nude in the River Hamble. The Mercury, established in 1885 by the London philanthropist Charles Hoare, was originally based at Binstead on the Isle of Wight, but moved in 1892 to the River Hamble, near Southampton, where shore-based premises were also provided. Boys aged 12-15 were trained in seamanship, with many going on to join the naval services.

© Mary Evans / Peter Higginbotham Collection

Prison reformer Elizabeth Fry visits women at Newgate Featured Print

Prison reformer Elizabeth Fry visits women at Newgate

Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845) on a visit to Newgate Prison, London. In 1817, Fry and a group of like-minded, mostly Quaker, women formed the Ladies' Association for the Reformation of the Female Prisoners in Newgate which, amongst other activities, provided daily visits and Bible readings for the inmates.

© Mary Evans / Peter Higginbotham Collection

Lady Muriel Paget & children, WW1 Featured Print

Lady Muriel Paget & children, WW1

Lady Muriel Paget (1876 - 1938), nee Finch-Hatton, wife of Sir Richard Surtees Paget, second Baronet of Oldfallings Hall, Wolverhampton. Lady Paget was a humanitarian relief worker, first establishing soup kitchens in the poor districts of London, becoming secretary of the Invalid Kitchens' Fund. She then opened a kitchen catering for Belgian refugees in London at the start of the First World War. Her work then extended to Russia and Eastern Europe where she opened field and base hospitals, ambulances and worked indefatigably for the poor and needy both during and after the war - lobbying, training, recruiting social workers and nurses. In 1924 she organised the rescue and relief of stranded Britons in Russia called the British Subjects in Russia Relief Association. Lady Paget had five children, who were cared for by a nanny while their mother worked abroad almost continuously. Pictured here with her three daughters, Sylvia Mary, born 1901, Pamela Winefred, born 1903 and Angela Sibell, born 1906. The Sketch remarks on her work saying, 'Lady Muriel is much interested in the founding of Invalid Kitchens in the East End, in the running of which she is an expert, and also in various other forms of charitable effort and of war-work.' Date: 1917

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans