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"Stationery: A Timeless Necessity Connecting History and Creativity" In the inter-war period

Background imageStationery Collection: British Military Poster - Inter-war period

British Military Poster - Inter-war period
Smart Men Wanted, rates of pay for soldiers enlisted or re-enlisted, Scots Guards, on or after 26 October 1925. Coloured chromolithograph recruitment poster after A W Baylis, 1925

Background imageStationery Collection: British Military Poster - Inter-war period

British Military Poster - Inter-war period
Grenadier Guards, smart men wanted. Colour chromolithograph poster after A W Baylis, 1927. Published by HMs Stationery Office

Background imageStationery Collection: F G Pearce Ltd, business stationery

F G Pearce Ltd, business stationery
F G Pearce Ltd, Ice Cream company of Grant Street Dairy, Radford, Nottingham, business stationery (statement). circa 1930s

Background imageStationery Collection: Territorial Army poster - Inter-war period

Territorial Army poster - Inter-war period
For England and Freedom! Join the Territorial Army. Recruitment poster Number 8. Chromolithograph after Lance Cattermole, published by His Majestys Stationery Office, 1938. Date: 1938

Background imageStationery Collection: Good jobs. Good money. Good times

Good jobs. Good money. Good times. Colour photolithograph recruiting poster published by Her Majesty?s Stationery Office, 1973. Printed by Impress Limited, 1973

Background imageStationery Collection: Card index box

Card index box. Index cards arranged alphabetically in a box

Background imageStationery Collection: Stationery, Charles Ware & Sons, Sails, Tents and Blinds

Stationery, Charles Ware & Sons, Sails, Tents and Blinds, High Street, Hull, Yorkshire. 1939

Background imageStationery Collection: WW2 Poster -- You are wanted too! Join the ATS

WW2 Poster -- You are wanted too! Join the ATS
You Are Wanted Too! Join The ATS. Recruitment poster, Auxiliary Territorial Service. Colour photolithograph by unknown artist, published by HMSO

Background imageStationery Collection: Home of Judith Quiney (Shakespeares daughter), Stratford

Home of Judith Quiney (Shakespeares daughter), Stratford
The Home of Judith Quiney (1585-1662) (Shakespeares daughter) in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. Date: 1903

Background imageStationery Collection: Stationery, Hotel Royal Grande Bretagne, Florence, Italy

Stationery, Hotel Royal Grande Bretagne, Florence, Italy. 1890s

Background imageStationery Collection: The Studdy Dog - Somebody Cares by George Studdy

The Studdy Dog - Somebody Cares by George Studdy
The Studdy Dog, later known as Bonzo, appearing as an example of animal caricatures in an article in The Strand magazine. This particular dog appears to be getting ready to post a love letter

Background imageStationery Collection: Kittens Playing on Desk, (oil on canvas)

Kittens Playing on Desk, (oil on canvas)
1197583 Kittens Playing on Desk, (oil on canvas) by Neuville, Alfred Brunel de (1852-1941); 55.8x66. cm; Private Collection; Photo eChristies Images; French, out of copyright

Background imageStationery Collection: Witness my Act and Deed, (1882) (oil on canvas)

Witness my Act and Deed, (1882) (oil on canvas)
BOU203107 Witness my Act and Deed, (1882) (oil on canvas) by Paton, Frank (1856-1909); 53.3x63.5 cm; Private Collection; Bourne Gallery, Reigate, Surrey; English, out of copyright

Background imageStationery Collection: Stationery, Pawlyn & Sons, Victoria Square, Truro, Cornwall

Stationery, Pawlyn & Sons, Victoria Square, Truro, Cornwall
Stationery, Pawlyn & Sons, Fish & Oyster Merchants, 14 Victoria Square, Truro, Cornwall, with handwritten details. 1918

Background imageStationery Collection: WW2 Poster -- Join the ATS

WW2 Poster -- Join the ATS
Fill his place in jobs like these Join the ATS. Colour photolithograph recruitment poster, artist unknown, published by HMSO. Showing a cook, a clerk, a typist and a driver. Date: 1940

Background imageStationery Collection: The Scribe, (oil on canvas)

The Scribe, (oil on canvas)
651541 The Scribe, (oil on canvas) by Deutsch, Ludwig (1855-1935); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Scribe. Ludwig Deutsch (1855-1935)

Background imageStationery Collection: Recruiting poster - Her Majesty?s Stationery Office, 1970

Recruiting poster - Her Majesty?s Stationery Office, 1970
SOLDIERING IS OUR/ BUSINESS... /... AND/ BUSINESS IS GOOD. Colour photolithograph recruiting poster published by Her Majesty?s Stationery Office, 1970 (c)

Background imageStationery Collection: Corner shop in Vienna, Austria

Corner shop in Vienna, Austria
A large corner shop, Hammerbrot, on a street in Vienna, Austria, with parked cars and people out shopping. Date: 1953

Background imageStationery Collection: Stationery, Spratts Patent Animal Biscuits, London

Stationery, Spratts Patent Animal Biscuits, London
Stationery, Spratts Patent Animal Biscuits, with an engraving of the factory in Henry Street, Tooley Street, London. 1879

Background imageStationery Collection: Bournemouth - Stationers Shop

Bournemouth - Stationers Shop
Richardson & Co. Bournemouth - Stationers and Tobacconists Shop -selling a wide variety of items from greetings cards to cigarettes! Date: 1909

Background imageStationery Collection: Colour photolithograph recruiting poster after TEC, 1965

Colour photolithograph recruiting poster after TEC, 1965
ROYAL TOURNAMENT/ EARLS COURT/ JULY 9TH - 26TH/ 2. 30 AND 7. 30 DAILY Colour photolithograph recruiting poster after TEC, 1965 (c). Published by Her Majesty?s Stationery Office, 1965 (c)

Background imageStationery Collection: Metal ruler

Metal ruler marked in inches

Background imageStationery Collection: Reading a Letter

Reading a Letter
She reads a letter above a vase of blue flowers

Background imageStationery Collection: Christmas card with pink blotting paper, pen and postcard

Christmas card with pink blotting paper, pen and postcard. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageStationery Collection: Various Objects, c1785. Creator: Louis Leopold Boilly

Various Objects, c1785. Creator: Louis Leopold Boilly
Various Objects, c1785. The letters, some addressed to a Monsieur and Madame Dandre, and the sprig of pansies (pensees in French--a word that also means "thoughts")

Background imageStationery Collection: Stationery from the South Western Hotel, Padstow, 1900s (engraving)

Stationery from the South Western Hotel, Padstow, 1900s (engraving)
8677432 Stationery from the South Western Hotel, Padstow, 1900s (engraving) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Stationery from the South Western Hotel, Padstow)

Background imageStationery Collection: Advertising card fors J W Reynolds, books, stationery and periodicals, Cooperstown

Advertising card fors J W Reynolds, books, stationery and periodicals, Cooperstown, New York (colour litho)
8677758 Advertising card fors J W Reynolds, books, stationery and periodicals, Cooperstown, New York (colour litho) by American School

Background imageStationery Collection: The moneylenders, c.1520. Creator: Massys, Quentin

The moneylenders, c.1520. Creator: Massys, Quentin
The moneylenders, c.1520. Found in the Collection of the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, Rom

Background imageStationery Collection: Farmers pay tithes, Early 18th century. Creator: Bossche, Balthasar van den (1681-1715)

Farmers pay tithes, Early 18th century. Creator: Bossche, Balthasar van den (1681-1715)
Farmers pay tithes, Early 18th century. Private Collection

Background imageStationery Collection: St Jerome. Creator: Workshop of Marinus van Reymerswaele

St Jerome. Creator: Workshop of Marinus van Reymerswaele
St Jerome, Unknown date

Background imageStationery Collection: Seal Carved as Chinese Lion, Late 19th century. Creator: Unknown

Seal Carved as Chinese Lion, Late 19th century. Creator: Unknown
Seal Carved as Chinese Lion, Late 19th century

Background imageStationery Collection: Nous voilà...réunies pour écrire le premier numéro.. 1844. Creator: Honore Daumier

Nous voilà...réunies pour écrire le premier numéro.. 1844. Creator: Honore Daumier
Nous voila...reunies pour ecrire le premier numero.. 1844. Nous voila donc reunies pour ecrire le premier numero de notre journal..."Le Sans Culotte litteraire...qu'est ce nous allons

Background imageStationery Collection: John G. Stemler, stationery, Amsterdam, Holland, between 1895 and 1910. Creator: Unknown

John G. Stemler, stationery, Amsterdam, Holland, between 1895 and 1910. Creator: Unknown
John G. Stemler, stationery, Amsterdam, Holland, between 1895 and 1910

Background imageStationery Collection: Frog-Shaped Seal, Mid-19th century. Creator: Ohara Mitsuhiro

Frog-Shaped Seal, Mid-19th century. Creator: Ohara Mitsuhiro
Frog-Shaped Seal, Mid-19th century

Background imageStationery Collection: Lt. Col. Geo. Shields, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Lt. Col. Geo

Lt. Col. Geo. Shields, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Lt. Col. Geo. Shields, between 1910 and 1920
Lt. Col. George Shields, between 1910 and 1920. American military officer sitting at writing desk

Background imageStationery Collection: Sec. Lansing, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Sec. Lansing, between 1910 and 1920

Sec. Lansing, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Sec. Lansing, between 1910 and 1920
Secretary Robert Lansing, between 1910 and 1920. American politician, lawyer and diplomat: Counselor to the State Department at the outbreak of World War I; US Secretary of State

Background imageStationery Collection: B. Clarkson & grp, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. B

B. Clarkson & grp, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing. B. Clarkson & grp, between 1910 and 1920
B. Clarkson & group, between 1910 and 1920. Woman and group of men looking at architectural plans. US author and publicist Grosvenor B

Background imageStationery Collection: Group: William Gibbs McAdoo, 3rd from right, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Group: William Gibbs McAdoo, 3rd from right, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing
Group: William Gibbs McAdoo, 3rd from right, between 1910 and 1920. American lawyer and politician William Gibbs McAdoo Jr

Background imageStationery Collection: International High Commission, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing

International High Commission, between 1910 and 1920. Creator: Harris & Ewing
International High Commission, between 1910 and 1920. American lawyer and politician William Gibbs McAdoo Jr. (2nd left) was the husband of Eleanor Wilson McAdoo

Background imageStationery Collection: Officia M.T.C. Von den tugentsamen ämptern, 1531. Creators: Marcus Tullius Cicero, Hans Burgkmair

Officia M.T.C. Von den tugentsamen ämptern, 1531. Creators: Marcus Tullius Cicero, Hans Burgkmair, the Elder
Officia M.T.C. Von den tugentsamen amptern, 1531

Background imageStationery Collection: Trade card for Frazer, Army Printer, Stationer and Bookbinder, 19th century. Creator: Anon

Trade card for Frazer, Army Printer, Stationer and Bookbinder, 19th century. Creator: Anon
Trade card for Frazer, Army Printer, Stationer and Bookbinder, 19th century

Background imageStationery Collection: Trade Card for Frazer, Army Printer, Stationer and Bookbinder, 19th century. Creator: Anon

Trade Card for Frazer, Army Printer, Stationer and Bookbinder, 19th century. Creator: Anon
Trade Card for Frazer, Army Printer, Stationer and Bookbinder, 19th century

Background imageStationery Collection: Art of Writing, from Encyclopédie, 1760. Creator: A. J. Defehrt

Art of Writing, from Encyclopédie, 1760. Creator: A. J. Defehrt
Art of Writing, from Encyclopedie, 1760

Background imageStationery Collection: Design: Instruments, from Encyclopédie, 1762/77. Creator: Benoit-Louis Prevost

Design: Instruments, from Encyclopédie, 1762/77. Creator: Benoit-Louis Prevost
Design: Instruments, from Encyclopedie, 1762/77

Background imageStationery Collection: Art of Writing, from Encyclopédie, 1760. Creator: Benoit-Louis Prevost

Art of Writing, from Encyclopédie, 1760. Creator: Benoit-Louis Prevost
Art of Writing, from Encyclopedie, 1760

Background imageStationery Collection: Seaweed, portable writing case, and plum branch, no. 5 from the series 'The Rabbit's... 1819

Seaweed, portable writing case, and plum branch, no. 5 from the series "The Rabbit's... 1819
Seaweed, portable writing case, and plum branch, no. 5 from the series "The Rabbit's Boastful Exploits (Usagi tegarabanashi)", 1819

Background imageStationery Collection: Episode 11 (Juichi dan), from the series 'Tales of Ise for the Asakusa Group (Asakusagawa...1810s)

Episode 11 (Juichi dan), from the series "Tales of Ise for the Asakusa Group (Asakusagawa...1810s)
Episode 11 (Juichi dan), from the series "Tales of Ise for the Asakusa Group (Asakusagawa Ise Monogatari)", Japan, 1810s

Background imageStationery Collection: Stationery, Lockwood & Bradley Ltd, Tailors

Stationery, Lockwood & Bradley Ltd, Tailors
Stationery, Lockwood & Bradley Ltd, Londons Leading Tailors, Old Street, City Road - From the Mills to the Million. 1930



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"Stationery: A Timeless Necessity Connecting History and Creativity" In the inter-war period, British Military Posters showcased the importance in various aspects of life. F G Pearce Ltd understood this significance by providing high-quality business stationery that reflected professionalism and attention to detail. During this time, even the Territorial Army recognized the value of good jobs, good money, and good times through their posters. Stationery played a crucial role in maintaining records and communication within military units. The Card index box emerged as an organizational marvel, ensuring efficiency in managing information. Witness my Act and Deed (1882), depicted on canvas, symbolized how stationery immortalizes important moments throughout history. As World War II approached, another poster urged women to join the ATS (Auxiliary Territorial Service) with a powerful message - "You are wanted too. " Stationery became an essential tool for administrative tasks during wartime. Beyond military contexts, stationery found its place in everyday life. The home of Judith Quiney in Stratford witnessed countless letters written on beautiful letterheads or elegant notepaper. Even across borders, Hotel Royal Grande Bretagne in Florence proudly displayed its own unique stationery design. It served as a reminder that no matter where we travel or stay, writing materials connect us to our thoughts and memories. Artistic representations also celebrated stationary's charm; Kittens Playing on Desk captured the innocence and joy found amidst pens and papers. This oil painting highlighted how even playful distractions can be intertwined with creativity facilitated by stationary tools. Pawlyn & Sons at Victoria Square in Truro Cornwall offered locals access to quality stationeries for personal or professional use. Their presence exemplified how small businesses contributed to communities' needs while preserving traditional craftsmanship values. From military campaigns to artistic expressions; from historical documentation to personal correspondence –stationary has remained an indispensable part of human existence throughout different eras.