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Lantern Slide - 'Earl Haig's Appeal', Disabled Men Making Poppies, After World War I, 1920s Reg. No: MM 033769
- 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.
- 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)
|Dimensions:||82 mm (Height), 82 mm (Width)|
|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|
|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|