Colnaghi's patriotic fund almanac for 1855.;
published for the benefit of the patriotic fund.
Day & Son. Lith. to the Queen. Lady Augusta Cadogan, Delt.
|Main Creator:||Cadogan, Augusta, Lady, 1811-1882, artist|
Illustrated almanac with calendar for the year 1855, designed by Lady Augusta Cadogan and issued to raise funds for widows and those left orphaned as a result of their husband or father killed in action during the Crimean War. A decorative banner depicted across the top of the calendar lists certain battles - "Balaklava [Balaclava] - Alma - Sebastopol [Sevastopol] - Inkerman' while underneath the printed calendar is a bible quotation - "Leave they fatherless children I will preserve them, and let thy widow trust in me. Jerh. Chp. 49 [Jeremiah 49:11]'. Underneath this is printed: "London - Publd. 1854, Decr. 5th by Paul & Dominic Colnaghi & Co., 13 & 14 Pall Mall, East, Publishers to Her Majesty. for the Catalogue of "Colnaghi's Authentic Publications Connected With The War" see back of this sheet. N.B. The profits arising from the sale of this Almanac will be given by Lady Augusta Cadogan to the Patriotic Fund". The Royal Patriotic Fund [RPF] was created in 1854; Queen Victoria, concerned for the well-being of the widows and orphans of British servicemen dying in the Crimean War, made an appeal for public donations as at the time the state did not assume responsibility for dependants of its' soldiers and sailors lost in conflict. By the Queen's warrant, the RPF was to be administered by a Royal Commission with the Prince Consort, Albert, as its first President.
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London : Paul & Dominic Colnaghi & Co., 13 & 14 Pall Mall, East, December 5th, 1854.
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Physical description: 1 almanac : lithographic print ; image on sheet 27.2 x 30.6 cm.
Attributed to Day & Son, Lithographers and Lady Augusta Cadogan (1811-1882) after an original drawing by Lady Augusta Cadogan.
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