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Lantern Slide - 'Earl Haig's Appeal', Disabled Men Making Poppies, After World War I, 1920s Image Reg. No: MM 033769

Summary:
Lantern slide promoting Earl Haig's appeal. Depicts British Legion Poppy Factory, showing 'some of the 200 severley disabled ex-service men who are employed throughout the year making Flanders poppies you will wear on Remembrance Day, November 11th'.\

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.
Description:
Glass lantern slide, square, printed in black and white with inscription top and bottom and photograph in centre. Black edging.
Description Of Content:
Photograph of men seated at several tables, making poppies. Many wear aprons; all wear jackets and ties. Several boxes of poppies are placed on the tables. A window on the right provides light. Above and below the image is white text on black background.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Australian Film Institute (AFI)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: world war i 1914-1918, fundraising, disabilities, remembrance, lantern slides
Themes this item is part of: Francis Collection, Images & Image Making Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Civilian Life
Tertiary Classification: fundraising
Original Caption: Earl Haig's Appeal
Inscriptions: Printed on slide: 'EARL HAIG'S APPEAL/A corner of the British Legion Poppy Factory/SOME OF THE 200 SEVERELY DISABLED EX-/SEVICE MEN WHO ARE EMPLOYED/THROUGHOUT THE YEAR MAKING THE/FLANDERS POPPIES YOU WILL WEAR ON/REMEMBRANCE DAY, NOVEMBER 11TH'.
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

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