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Shortages Gallery

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

Choose from 71 pictures in our Shortages 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.


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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

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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

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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