Its exciting times over here on the blog, I have posted my first item for sale, its the start of a campaign to get a more interactive experience at 365poster

Also would like to say that the blog is 100% behind our French counterparts as they attempt to overcome the aftermath of last Friday’s horrible events.

The French love a cause and can often be outspoken. I remember when I was a kid in the 70s it was rumored that our exotic French cousins didn’t shave their armpits and would quite happily breast feed in public places. Of course in hindsight ridiculous statements but it seems that breastfeeding in particular has long been a cause worth fighting for over the Channel.

In 1917 a little known artist H Stephany launched a series of campaign posters under the auspices of the American Red Cross.

Here are two examples

L0063776 Let us save the babies, poster for breastfeeding, 1917.
L0063776 Let us save the babies, poster for breastfeeding, 1917. Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images images@wellcome.ac.uk http://wellcomeimages.org A baby pointing to the words “Let us save the babies. For breast-feeding”. Lithograph after H. Stephany, ca. 1917. Lettering: Sauvons les bébés. Pour l’allaitement maternel. H. Stephany. Bureau des enfants. Croix-rouge américaine. Visa no. 9742. 1917 By: American Red Cross in France. and H. StephanyPublished: [ca. 1917] Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Stephany baby 2

So I am honoured to offer an original litho companion as my first item for sale. There is a corner missing but a fine piece of history none the less.

The posters for sale will be exclusive for a few days before hitting Ebay.

Watch out for more in the coming days

 

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