Mrs [Martha] George Black’s Stall On “Hospital Friday”, 12th May [UK]
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Mrs [Martha] George Black’s Stall On “Hospital Friday”, 12th May [UK]

1916. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, captioned and dated in ink on backing mounted below image, 10 x 15cm. Slight silvering and foxing, minor surface loss to image centre right.

This photograph shows a group of mostly women holding collection boxes on “Hospital Friday”, which was an annual charity day for hospitals. One placard reads “Help those who cannot help themselves” and another reads “Throw in a coin.”

Martha Black (1866–1957) was a Canadian politician and the second woman elected to the House of Commons of Canada. “In 1912 [her husband George Black] was appointed Commissioner of the Yukon...When George resigned from the post to join the war effort in 1916, Martha accompanied her husband, youngest son and the Yukon Infantry Company to England where she administered the Yukon Comfort Fund, sponsored by Dawson’s Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE).” Ref: Wiki; The St George Call, 20.4.1916.

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Item #CL199-75

Price (AUD): $990.00  other currencies

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