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Catalog Number M2007.1.1
Object Name Magazine
Title The Bystander's Fragments from France
Date circa 1915
Year Range from 1914
Year Range to 1918
Description A book with a blue coloured cover with the title printed in black. There is a colour cartoon in the centre of the cover. The title reads, "The Bystander's/Fragments/From France/ By/Capt. Bruce Bairnsfather"
The cartoon has two military men sitting in a deep hole, one looks angrily at the other, bombs are exploding overhead. The caption reads, "Well, If you know of a better 'ole, Go to it." The cartoon is signed on the left hand side by the artist.
The back cover has an advertisement for Wright's Coal Tar Soap. At the top is a tanker truck of some sort that says Wright's Coal Tar Soap on the side. "Another Affair of the 'Tanks'/But this time with the aid of/Wright's Coal Tar Soap/the Soldiers'/soap./Include a supply/in the next/parcel to your/Soldier friend./Box of 2 Tablets 1/-" At the bottom is an illustration of three men in their undershirt and military pants with puttees washing in a large box of water, one is drying his hands off with a towel and a fourth man can be seen in the background drying off his face with a towel.
Inside cover has an advert for the "Swan" Fountain Pen. It encourages people to by the pen for their soldier friend who is tired of writing letters with a pencil. There is an illustration of a soldier writing a letter using a fountain pen and there are 2 pens of either side of this drawing to show the different styles of "Swan" pens.
On the title page is the title and author name as well as publishers info. In the middle of the page is a circular stamp that reads, "J.B. Eaton. Ltd. Sheffield Booksellers Fargate & Stationers.
The back cover has an advert for the "Blackbird" Fountpen. "...Second only to the "Swan". There is an illustration of a blackbird, the blackbird fountpen as well as the ink tablets that are used when ink runs out.
There is a cartoon on each page inside, either printed in green or blue ink.
People Bairnsfather, Bruce
Search Terms World War I
Dimensions 20.5cm x 30.5cm