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Lantern Slide - 'Carry On', Earl Haig Encouraging Poppy Purchase for Remembrance Day, circa 1920s Reg. No: MM 033761
- Lantern slide promoting Earl Haig's poppy appeal to support widows and orphans from World War I.
The Earl Haig Fund was established up in 1921 by Field Marshal Douglas Haig (1st Earl Haig) to assist ex-servicemen. Its members continue to sell remembrance poppies in the weeks before Remembrance Day/Armistice Day.
- Glass lantern slide, square, printed in black and white with hand-written inscription (direct onto slide?), with black edging.
- Description Of Content:
- Nine lines of hand-written text with printed heading 'CARRY ON'.
- Acquisition Information:
- Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
|Dimensions:||82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||lantern slides, world war i 1914-1918, fundraising, remembrance|
|Themes this item is part of:||Francis Collection, Images & Image Making Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MILITARY HISTORY|
|Secondary Classification:||Civilian Life|
|Original Caption:||Carry On|
|Inscriptions:||Text, on slide, hand-written: CARRY ON/As a tribute to those who fell in / action. - and as a means of / helping their Widows & Orphans / as well as their comrades who / survived only to suffer the hardship / of poverty - I ask you to buy / and wear a Flanders Poppy / on Remembrance Day 11th November / Haig.|
|Format:||Lantern Slide: Black & White; Standard (3¼ in. x 3¼ in.)|
|Person Named:||Sir Douglas Haig, 1920s
Includes signature of Earl Haig
|References:||'Haig Fund', Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haig_Fund, accessed 24/3/2011|