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
© Mary Evans Picture Library 2015 - https://copyrighthub.org/s0/hub1/creation/maryevans/MaryEvansPictureID/10046868
The Personification of Finland (Suomi)
The Female Personification of Finland (Suomi), holding aloft the National Flag over the sun rising across the Finnish lakes. The Finnish Lakeland or Finnish lake district is the largest of the four landscape regions into which the geography of Finland is divided. Date: circa 1910
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
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The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. The Thin Red Line at Balaclava, 1854, (1939)
The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. The Thin Red Line at Balaclava, 1854, (1939). The Thin Red Line was a military action by the British Sutherland Highlanders 93rd (Highland) Regiment at the Battle of Balaklava on 25 October 1854, during the Crimean War. A small force of 200 men led by Sir Colin Campbell and aided by 100 walking wounded, 40 detached Guardsmen and Turkish infantrymen, routed a Russian cavalry charge. From Battles for the Flag, a set of cards given away with British boys comic The Wizard. [D. C. Thomson & Co. Dundee, 1939]
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