Goodbye Old Man - Soldier and dying horse during WWI
Goodbye Old Man is a striking image of a soldier bidding farewell to his fatally injured horse. Goodbye Old Man was commissioned by the Blue Cross in 1916 to raise money to help horses on active service.
The artist is Fortunino Matania and it is one of his most famous war-time illustrations. Fortunino Matania (1881 - 1963) was born in Naples.
During and after the war, his work adorned many a history book. During the 1st World War Matania mainly worked for the British magazine The Sphere as their star illustrator, usually producing one full page illustration or more per weekly issue.
He was also employed by the British government and commissioned by individual British regiments. He visited the front several times which allowed him to view wartime conditions at first hand and talk with soldiers about their experiences. From sketches and memory he could then finish a painting, often within a few days.
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Idol-Worship or the Way to Preferment, 1740 (engraving)
XJF863053 Idol-Worship or the Way to Preferment, 1740 (engraving) by English School, (18th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Prime Minister Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford (1676-1745) at the entrance to St James's Palace bending forward so an ambitious young man can kiss his naked bottom, while another bowls a hoop parading Walpole's vices through an arch of his legs leading to the Treasury, Exchequer and Admiralty
); English, out of copyright
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1940s romance. The Cunard White Star liner "Queen Elizabeth" completed her last voyage
The Cunard White Star liner "Queen Elizabeth" completed her last voyage as a war transport when she docked at Southampton today, Wednesday, from New York with a big civilian passenger list.
Picture shows G I Bride in reverse, W O Hubert Smith RAF of York greets his fiancee on the gangplank; she is Miss June Archer of Los Angeles, California.
6 March 1946
love couple romance romantic for valentines day be my valentine.