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Save Food Poster/Wwi
Save Food Poster/Wwi
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Apres la Guerre No. 3 - WWI postcard by George Ranstead
Apres la Guerre No. 3 - WWI postcard by George Ranstead
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Observed of all observers by Alfred Leete
Observed of all observers by Alfred Leete
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Water shortage and supply: Londons water stores, 1921
Water shortage and supply: Londons water stores, 1921
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Wartime cuisine - fish and chips
Wartime cuisine - fish and chips
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The Bystander - keeps pace with the times!
The Bystander - keeps pace with the times!
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Allotment studies by G. E. Studdy
Allotment studies by G. E. Studdy
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Blackout, meal by candlelight, 1949
Blackout, meal by candlelight, 1949
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In the Stretching Sheds of an Ox-Tail Soup Factory
In the Stretching Sheds of an Ox-Tail Soup Factory
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WWII - the man who eats grass, Mr J. R. B. Branson
WWII - the man who eats grass, Mr J. R. B. Branson
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Food Queues in London owing to shortages
Food Queues in London owing to shortages
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Robert Morrison, 1940
Robert Morrison, 1940
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Observed of all observers by Alfred Leete Featured Print

Observed of all observers by Alfred Leete

The Chauffeur of a coal-gas-driven car (to a gathering crowd): Wot are you anging around cre for? The Crowd: Please, Mister, we'se waiting for the balloon to go up. A humorous comment on the use of coal gas powered vehicles during the First World War, introduced as petrol became increasingly scarce. The gas bag cars carried their fuel in an enormous rubber bag on the roof and were the subject of many jokes and cartoons such as this one by Alfred Leete, an artist best known for his famous Kitchener Your King and Country Needs You cover for London Opinion magazine. Date: 1917

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Ann Todd gives in her appliances for the war effort
Ann Todd gives in her appliances for the war effort
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A Mound of Aluminium, July 1940
A Mound of Aluminium, July 1940
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Households Encouraged to Give Aluminium for the War Effort
Households Encouraged to Give Aluminium for the War Effort
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Wartime Hunting - a day with the suburban hounds (rationing)
Wartime Hunting - a day with the suburban hounds (rationing)
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Things We Vow We Will Do, When Peace Breaks out
Things We Vow We Will Do, When Peace Breaks out
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WW1 - Comment on the food shortage
WW1 - Comment on the food shortage
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Gas bag omnibus in Edinburgh, WW1
Gas bag omnibus in Edinburgh, WW1
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Become a subscriber to The Tatler, WW1 advertisement
Become a subscriber to The Tatler, WW1 advertisement
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A Scent Evanescent by Wilmot Lunt - petrol shortages, WW1
A Scent Evanescent by Wilmot Lunt - petrol shortages, WW1
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New Fashions for 1918 by William Heath Robinson, WW1
New Fashions for 1918 by William Heath Robinson, WW1
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Romance - 1917 by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon
Romance - 1917 by Bruce Bairnsfather, WW1 cartoon
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Graphic front cover - Sir Arthur Yapp
Graphic front cover - Sir Arthur Yapp
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Become a subscriber to The Tatler, WW1 advertisement Featured Print

Become a subscriber to The Tatler, WW1 advertisement

Advertisement in The Sphere encouraging readers to subscribe to its sister paper, The Tatler, to avoid missing out during wartime. The advert claims it is the favourite paper in the North Sea and the trenches. A unique paper which gives HIM (i.e. serving soldiers) a bright and happy interlude in his grim duties. It also quotes a tank officer who apparently wrote in saying, The more we beggars see of the Tatler, the more we love it. Date: 1915

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Mr Asquiths Wolseley Landaulette with gas container, WW1
Mr Asquiths Wolseley Landaulette with gas container, WW1
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Typical menu at a communal kitchen, WW1
Typical menu at a communal kitchen, WW1
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How to start an allotment during WW1
How to start an allotment during WW1
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Rationing of Food, February 1918, WW1
Rationing of Food, February 1918, WW1
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Food Protest in Hyde Park, WW1
Food Protest in Hyde Park, WW1
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The first National Kitchen, WW1
The first National Kitchen, WW1
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Coal-gas powered delivery van of the Illustrated London News
Coal-gas powered delivery van of the Illustrated London News
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Great Food Demonstration on Embankment, London, WW1
Great Food Demonstration on Embankment, London, WW1
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Cartoon criticising dogs given luxury food in wartime, WW1
Cartoon criticising dogs given luxury food in wartime, WW1
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Commandeering meat for the army during World War I
Commandeering meat for the army during World War I
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The Threatened Slump in Husbands: post WW1 polgamy imagined
The Threatened Slump in Husbands: post WW1 polgamy imagined
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Jack Tar Tuna Fish advertisement, WW1
Jack Tar Tuna Fish advertisement, WW1
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Cartoon criticising dogs given luxury food in wartime, WW1 Featured Print

Cartoon criticising dogs given luxury food in wartime, WW1

One of the horrors of war. "And did ums tink their mumsie would waste her money on the horrid war and rob her popsy-wopsies of their ickle nicy-picie" An illustration by George L. Stampa criticising society ladies who lavished expensive food on their pet dogs during wartime, despite food shortages. The cartoon specifically alluded to a recent court case in 1915 where a lady dog-fancier was told by Mr Justice Avory that at a time when every shilling in the country was required for the purpose of preserving our very existence as a nation, it was rather shocking to hear of such sums as 500 being wasted on ladies pets). Date: 1915

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans

Food shortages, WW1
Food shortages, WW1
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Eve talks to Lord Rhondda, the Food Controller, WW1
Eve talks to Lord Rhondda, the Food Controller, WW1
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Growing vegetables for victory, WW1
Growing vegetables for victory, WW1
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Society dinner party in wartime, WW1
Society dinner party in wartime, WW1
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A blanket converted into an overcoat for British soldiers
A blanket converted into an overcoat for British soldiers
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Lady Kindersley as a waste paper merchant, WW1
Lady Kindersley as a waste paper merchant, WW1
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Eve as a W.A.A.C, WW1
Eve as a W.A.A.C, WW1
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Eve as a police woman, WW1
Eve as a police woman, WW1
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Baking your own bread, WW1
Baking your own bread, WW1
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Some shorages and how they are dealt with 1918
Some shorages and how they are dealt with 1918
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The Food Problem, WW1 cartoon by Fish
The Food Problem, WW1 cartoon by Fish
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Advert for Goodyears Chemigum synthetic rubber 1942
Advert for Goodyears Chemigum synthetic rubber 1942
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