Posters warning those guilty of illegal oaths were liable to deportation', (1834), 1934.. Artist: Unknown
Posters warning that people found guilty of uttering illegal oaths were liable to deportation', 1834. On 24th February 1834 local landowners in Dorset put up posters warning that people found guilty of uttering illegal oaths were liable to deportation. The Tolpuddle Martyrs were a group of 19th century agricultural labourers from Dorset who were convicted of swearing a secret oath as members of the Friendly Society of Agricultural Labourers. The rules of the society show it was clearly structured as a friendly society and operated as a trade-specific benefit society. But at the time, friendly societies had strong elements of what would now be considered trade unions. Before 1824/25 the Combination Acts had outlawed 'combining' or organising to gain better working conditions. The Tolpuddle Martyrs were subsequently sentenced to transportation to Australia. Their convictions caused public outcry and 800, 000 signatures were collected for their release. The march organised by thier supporters was one of the first successful political marches in the UK, and all, except James Hammett (who had a previous criminal record for theft) were released in 1836. From 'The Book of The Martyrs of Tolpuddle: 1834-1934', published by The Trades Union Congress General Council, 1934.
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'Noli Me Tangere', 1523-1524, (c1934). Artist: Correggio
'Noli Me Tangere', 1523-1524, (c1934). On a road, in the shade of a tree, Christ reveals himself to Mary Magdalene , raising an arm. Noli me tangere, means 'don't touch me' or 'don't tread on me', and is the Latin version of words spoken, according to John 20:17, by Jesus to Mary Magdalene when she recognized him after his resurrection. Oil on panel. Held in the Museo del Prado, Madrid. From Galerias De Europa: Museo Del Prado, by A. De Beruete y Moret & Augusto L. Mayer. [Editorial Labor, S.A., Barcelona, c1934]
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Title page of Work for Chimney Sweepers or A Warning for Tobacconists, 1602 (1956). Artist: Unknown
Title page of Work for Chimney Sweepers or A Warning for Tobacconists, 1602 (1956). A publication on the evils of the tobacco leaf, introduced to England by Sir Walter Raleigh. A print from Things, a volume about the origin and early history of many things, common and less common, essential and inessential, by Readers Union, the Grosvenor Press, London, 1956.
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