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  • silk souvenir

    silk souvenir

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Tillotson and Son, Ltd. 1915

    EPH 9428

    First World War British home front patriotic charity concert silk souvenir, in support of a 1915 Red Cross fund-raising event featuring Clara Butt-Rumford. The contralto singer Dame Clara Butt (1872-1936) worked incessantly throughout the First World War...

  • child's shoe, decorated

    child's shoe, decorated

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 9366

    Red leather child's shoe with buckle; on the sole is the following painted inscription: 'GOOD LUCK FROM JACK, CHARLEY, JERRY & JIM / SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE'. Above the inscription is the badge of the Middlesex Regiment. The shoe itself is...

  • necklace, beadwork, handmade

    necklace, beadwork, handmade

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 1391

    Bead necklace associated with the First World War British Army service of Private Walter John Cressey in the 'A' Company, 18th Battalion, the Middlesex Regiment. The necklace was made by Private Cressey as a form of occupational therapy while...

  • tobacco jar

    tobacco jar

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 2231

    Glass jar and lid. The lid depicts silhouetted bomb-damaged buildings in the foreground and the dome St Paul's Cathedral lit up by the glow of raging fires caused by a German bombing raid on the City of London during the 'Blitz.'

  • scarf, Ascher, 'London 1944'

    scarf, Ascher, 'London 1944'

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Ascher 1944

    EPH 1361

    Second World War period decorative British head scarf in wool produced by the Ascher Company in 1944. The scarf bears a coloured design (by the Polish-born British official war artist Feliks Topolski 1907-1989), entitled 'London 1944' depicting...

  • headband, beadwork, handmade

    headband, beadwork, handmade

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 1393

    Bead necklace associated with the First World War British Army service of Private Walter John Cressey in the 'A' Company, 18th Battalion, the Middlesex Regiment. The necklace was made by Private Cressey as a form of occupational therapy while...

  • letter rack, stone

    letter rack, stone

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: London Stonecraft Ltd.

    EPH 7347

    letter rack, certificate Chunky letter holder or rack made from pale sand-coloured stone, a circular grey metal plaque is fixed to the front of the rack bearing the emblem of the Houses of Parliament (portcullis surmounted by crown) and moulded...

  • necklace, beadwork, handmade

    necklace, beadwork, handmade

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 1392

    Bead necklace associated with the First World War British Army service of Private Walter John Cressey in the 'A' Company, 18th Battalion, the Middlesex Regiment. The necklace was made by Private Cressey as a form of occupational therapy while...

  • card, commemorative

    card, commemorative

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: Burgess, London (printer) 1917

    EPH 1280

    First World War British mourning card commemorating the civilians who were killed as a result of a German air raid on London on 13 June 1917. The raid was the first daylight air attack carried out by German Gotha aircraft on the capital. (See also EPH...

  • napkin, commemorative

    napkin, commemorative

    (souvenirs and ephemera) Made by: S Burgess 1917

    EPH 907

    First World War British paper napkin commemorating the civilian casualties resulting from a German air raid on London on 13 June 1917.

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