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Rats Gallery

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Choose from 81 pictures in our Rats 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.


Seeking to arrest the dread disease: ridding the infected district of creatures likely to Featured Print

Seeking to arrest the dread disease: ridding the infected district of creatures likely to

Seeking to arrest the dread disease: ridding the infected district of creatures likely to carry plague-microbes. Illustrative diagram in The Illustrated London News showing how a major cull of rats, hares and rabbits took place in Suffolk in 1910, after it was discovered that plague-carrying rats may have been the cause of deaths from pneumonia among four people in Freston, Suffolk. Dead of dying rats and hares were found to be carrying the plague microbes. The cull was done by many methods including shooting and ferreting. One of the sketches shows a man using a long pole to place poisoned food well within rats' holes. Date: 1910

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Abdullah cigarettes advertisement, WW1 - trench rats Featured Print

Abdullah cigarettes advertisement, WW1 - trench rats

One of a series of advertisements for Abdullah cigarettes during the First World War illustrated by Lewis Baumer. This one employs the familiar image of a British Tommy dismayed to find that the trench rat sharing his dug-out has gnawed at his Abdullahs! An accompanying poem tells the sorry tale. Date: 1918

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

The long and short of it Featured Print

The long and short of it

Satire on the downside to being either tall or short
Caption: Up last draft: "I suppose you 'as to be careful 'ow you looks over the parapet about 'ere' Out since Mons: You needn't worry me lad, the rats are going to be your only trouble"
Bruce Bairnsfather loved to contrast the world-weary, hardened old hand who had been "Out since Mons" with the naive raw recruit. But his joke does stress two perennial problems for trench inhabitants- the danger from snipers (for those who either dared to look over the sandbags, or were unfortunate enough to be tall), and the constant battle with the hoards of impudent rats, encouraged by unburied bodies and discarded food.
1916

© Illustrated London News/Mary Evans