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Swallowtail and hairstreak butterflies

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Drawer of Butterflies, Swallowtail, Hairstreaks, Victorian

This is a drawer of specimens from the G.B. Routledge collection, gathered from the late Victorian era to the 1920s. It includes species such as the swallowtails and hairstreaks.

Copper and Blue butterflies

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Drawer of butterflies, Copper, Large Blue Blue, Victorian

This is a drawer of specimens from the G.B. Routledge collection gathered from the late Victorian era to the 1920s. It includes species including the Adonis Blue, the Large Blue, the Small Copper and the Holly Blue, identified by labels.

Women's Voluntary Service

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Photograph of Women’s Voluntary service

The Women's Voluntary Service sorting items for a jumble sale to raise money for the War Effort.

1914 political cartoon, keep Northern Ireland part of Britain

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Handkerchief, Political Cartoon for Northern Ireland, 1914

This Handkerchief, made in about 1914, has a political cartoon on it, campaigning to keep Northern Ireland part of the United Kingdom

Trench football

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Trench Football Game

This game of ‘trench football’ was produced in 1914 during an emotional tide of British patriotism.