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Lest We Forget

  • Object:

    Postcard

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    1901 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    David Allen & Sons Ltd. (printers)
    The National Union of Conservative and Constitutional Associations (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed postcard

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Michael Diamond in memory of his wife

  • Museum number:

    E.837-2014

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2B, shelf SH70, box GG68G

Physical description

Political postcard depicting David Lloyd George escaping a pro-Boer meeting at Birmingham Town Hall on December 18th, 1901, having given an anti-war speech, dressed as a policeman. In the background is a crowd brandishing Union Jack flags around a column on the steps of the town hall. The right hand side of the postcard depicts graves of English aristocracy in South Africa, killed in action in the Second Boer War. The tombstones read from left to right, Marquis of Winchester, Earl of Ava, Earl of Airlie, followed by two more in the distance with indecipherable names. The caption reads 'While Mr Lloyd George (disguised as a policeman) was running away from his countrymen - the lords were laying down their lives for their country'. Also lettered 'by permission of Daily Express'. The postcard in unused and on the reverse is printed the names and addresses of the printer and publisher.

Place of Origin

London (printed)

Date

1901 (printed)

Artist/maker

David Allen & Sons Ltd. (printers)
The National Union of Conservative and Constitutional Associations (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Printed postcard

Dimensions

Height: 8.8 cm, Width: 13.5 cm

Descriptive line

Political postcard published by The Conservative Party depicting David Lloyd George escaping a meeting at Birmingham Town Hall dressed as a policeman. Great Britain, 1901.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Protest; War; Flags; Union; Police; Graves; Politicians; Meetings

Categories

Politics; Postcards; Caricatures & Cartoons

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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