Sunday, 19 April 2015

Science, art and society in the early 20th century are related by Oto Bihalji-Merin (1938). 

The picture is Die Windsbraut by Oskar Kokoschka painted 1913- 1914

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Shelf Appeal  (1933) was a monthly publication "devoted to the planning, designing, manufacturing and display of the package."  It was associated with Package Omnibus "The first encyclopaedia of packaging" (1936)

We Women All Agree
Aviva Leeman's North Finchley shop front exhibition investigates the power of shopping from the 1930s to the 1950s. 

Students of marketing, sociology, gender, media, art and design, psychology, and shopaholics, will be fighting one another to get in.

Friday, 10 April 2015

Being able to talk about it:  Being able to do something about it - Being able to work together. 1946: Parents of "backward" children. - 1957: Hands and feet  - 1972: Cumfies for missing breasts - 1973: Mental Patients Union

Thursday, 9 April 2015

In two world wars, Britain and Germany struggled to starve each other's civilian populations. In Wales and England women formed Women's Institutes to produce food and goods and linked up with the land army of women replacing men in the fields. Jam making was part of the war effort.

In 1915 home and country meant food for the nation. 

In 1919 it meant home and countryside. 

In 2002 it meant saving the world.

Monday, 6 April 2015

As a madwoman in search of God Margery Kempe was a traveller who explored medieval Europe and the middle east.

An urban business wife and mother in a feudal agricultural society, her perception that she was married to God led to her being called both a harlot and a lollard. She was restrained in her own home, and sometimes in prison, at a time when institutional confinement of insane people was rare. Today she is an Anglican saint.

Friday, 3 April 2015

With clues from other researchers (thank you) I have found the primary sources for that 1620 "Petition of the Poor Distracted Folk of Bedlam"

This is two centuries after Margery Kempe and eighty years after Thomas Moore's frenzied heretic  and Juan Ciudad Duarte