Map of Europe: Humoristische Karte von Europa

Humoristische karte von Europa im Jahre 1914 / entw. u. gez. v. K. Lehmann-Dumont.
a7350001
M2 200/1914/7
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Archduke Franz Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian Empire is assassinated in Sarajevo. The Austrian government suspects Serbia is responsible.

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Box 8 Item 17 – Hugh Venables Vernon miscellaneous papers, 1916-1919.
Handmade protection with steely look and stylish upper lip!

At first glance it is apparent that this garment would have been quite difficult to actually put on, due to the tight fit. Undoubtedly handcrafted by a loved one, it has been photographed in action by the  wearer, as intended. I particularly like the attention to detail on the moustache – possibly one of the few things that a man in his position had complete control over.

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