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1940s Gallery

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Choose from 999 pictures in our 1940s collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


'Two Wedgwood Mugs Designed by Eric Ravilious', 1944. Creator: Unknown Featured Print

'Two Wedgwood Mugs Designed by Eric Ravilious', 1944. Creator: Unknown

'Two Wedgwood Mugs Designed by Eric Ravilious', 1944. 'Wedgwood Commemorations mug - Etruria 1730: Barlaston 1940; Edward VIII Coronation mug dated 1937'. The Etruria Works ceramics factory at Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, was opened by Josiah Wedgwood in 1769. Production was moved to a modern purpose-built factory in a rural setting at nearby Barlaston, built between 1938 and 1940. King Edward VIII ruled from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December of the same year. His coronation had been due to take place at Westminster Abbey on 12 May 1937. When he abdicated, preparations had already begun and souvenirs were on sale. From "English Pottery and China', by Cecilia Sempill. [Collins, London, 1944]

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'Interrogation of Aircrews; W.A.A.F. Help In This Work', c1943. Creator: Cecil Beaton Featured Print

'Interrogation of Aircrews; W.A.A.F. Help In This Work', c1943. Creator: Cecil Beaton

'Interrogation of Aircrews; W.A.A.F. Help In This Work', c1943. The Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF), whose members were referred to as 'WAAFs', was the female auxiliary of the British Royal Air Force during World War II. Its members did not serve as aircrew, but although they did not participate in active combat, they were exposed to the same dangers as any on the home front working at military installations. Among their duties were: crewing of barrage balloons, catering, meteorology, radar, aircraft maintenance, transport, communications duties including wireless telephonic and telegraphic operation. At its peak strength, in 1943, the number of WAAFs (members of the force) exceeded 180,000, with over 2,000 women enlisting per week. From "Wings On Her Shoulders", by Katharine Bentley Beauman, Late Fight Officer W.A.A.F. [Hutchinson & Co Ltd, London, New York, Melbourne, c1943]

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'Cardinal Fisher, Bishop of Rochester', 1532-1534 (1945). Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger Featured Print

'Cardinal Fisher, Bishop of Rochester', 1532-1534 (1945). Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger

'Cardinal Fisher, Bishop of Rochester', 1532-1534 (1945). John Fisher (c. 19 October 1469 - 22 June 1535), venerated by Roman Catholics as Saint John Fisher, was an English Catholic bishop and theologian. The drawing is part of the Royal Collection Trust, Windsor Castle. From The Drawings of Holbein at Windsor Castle by K. T. Parker. [The Phaidon Press Ltd, Oxford & London, 1945]

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