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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionLow's topical budget
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date23 Sep 1939
FormatArtwork
Size57 x 40.8cm
Techniqueblack ink/blue crayon
Embedded text or transcriptDEVACUATION PROCEEDING SMOOTHLY
Danger Areas
Arrangements are being made for the return of evacuated mothers who have decided that they would rather have their children blown up than lose the pleasures of Town. O death, where is thy sting?
DAMN THAT HITLER !
Fine thing, to bag up all the fire alarms so that a feller can't smell 'em! What's going to happen to our lines of communication? FRIDAY NIGHT
Pool
Fill up please
SPY SCARE IN OUR LOCAL
Warning
Landlord complains that the arrival of a stranger seals all mouths so closely that the consumption of beer is seriously affected.
PREMIER'S FORESIGHT
It is rumored that Mr. C.'s early morning walks in St. James Park are not without purpose. The ducks, noting his sinister glare, fear the consequences of future food shortage and may evacuate
AINT NATURE GRAND!
Poetic person : "Thank Goodness we have places like Hampsted Heath where one may walk and forget the wa------" (falls bang into 20 feet of sand excavation)
COL. BLIMP JOINS MYSTERY OF INFORMATION ACCEPTS POST AS CENSOR OF CARTOONS
British Lion
Russian Bear
Britannia
The Colonel, as Low knows only too well, favours the moth-eaten school of cartooning that won the Crimean war. There's going to be trouble.
Person DepictedChamberlain; Neville (Arthur Neville) (1869-1940)
Low; David (1891-1963)
Colonel Blimp; (fictional)
Musso; (Low's dog)
Britannia; (Symbol for Britain)
Implied textOh death where is thy sting?
SubjectsHampstead Heath
St James' Palace
lions
Behaviour
information
Food
Cartoons
London
rationing
press
Transport
shortages
ducks
children
Defence
Drinks
Sports
periodicals
Social attitudes
propaganda
commodities
censorship
beer
Parks
sandbags
breweries
cars
Games
dogs
eagles
Public houses
cartoonists
Weapons
civil defence
buses
family
ARP
traditionalism
Animals
government departments
Personification
bears
walking
air raids
birds
visual media
petrol
Quotations
parents
World War 1939-1945
SeriesLow's topical budget
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT solo@solosyndication.com
Location of artworkReturned to Beaverbrook Foundation, 1998
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Persons
CodePersonNameDatesAboutMultimediaImage
GB/BCA/146Chamberlain; Neville (Arthur Neville) (1869-1940)1869-1940   
GB/BCA/1Low; David (1891-1963)1891-1963   
GB/BCA/173Colonel Blimp; (fictional)   
GB/BCA/2400Musso; (Low's dog)   
GB/BCA/11Britannia; (Symbol for Britain)   
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