Grumpy old fart!!!

"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

Smart Service – The Bystander – Wednesday 14th December 1927

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The Specialite Corset – The Bystander – Wednesday 8th March 1916

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Lily Elsie – The Bystander – Wednesday 3rd August 1921

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Phyllis Monkman – The Bystander – Wednesday 12th August 1908

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Goodbye Old Man

 

Fortunino Matania’s war-time painting, ‘Goodbye, Old Man’ depicts a soldier bidding farewell to his mortally wounded horse. It was commissioned by the Blue Cross Fund, a charity established for the benefit of horses wounded in war. During the course of the Firsy World War the Blue Cross attended to some 50,000 injured horses. It is estimated that the British Army used 1.2 million horses and mules during the war of which a staggering 484,000 were killed. Reproductions of Matania’s painting were sold throughout the war to raise funds for the cause. The original still hangs in the charity’s animal hospital in London.

October 13, 2019 Posted by | Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

The London Corset Co. – The Bystander – Wednesday 14th April 1909

August 18, 2019 Posted by | Advertisements, Corseted, Retro Lingerie Campaign, Social History, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gossard Corsets – The Bystander – Wednesday 27th September 1922

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Gary Cooper and Claudette Colbert – The Bystander – Wednesday 4th May 1938

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Lily Elsie – The Bystander – Wednesday 15th November 1911

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Gaby Desley – The Bystander – Wednesday 12th October 1910

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