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Old Artwork And Old Badges

Some early examples of vegetarians cooperating – sharing ideas – sharing artwork – helping humans – helping animals.

Artwork, metal badges & paper badges (perhaps they were intended to be pinned to garments, or inserted into holders), some of which are in our Ernest Bell Library, some of which are in other collections.

The embedded links will allow you to ‘dig deeper’. We do not know the identity of the artists / designers who created these items. We simply thought to share them with you.

If anyone has related images / old items – please share them with us!

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Natura  Humanitas  Scientia = Nature  Science  Humanity

~ On the band round the edge are the words nature, humanity, science, which have been translated into Latin so that the Badge may be an universal one, and can be worn in all lands.

It is to be hoped that every Vegetarian will wear the badge in order to bring the subject as prominently forward as possible, to establish a bond of good fellowship and to enable Vegetarians to recognize one another at once in public meetings or among chance acquaintances. Lecturers will also find it of use and could use the three words upon it as a splendid text from which to speak. ~

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A pin produced by the London Society – this one circa 1915 (from Jan Stastny, Prague) – image source.

History described – here.

July 3rd, updated September 18th 1897:

Vegetarian Badge

At last the long-looked-for Badge has appeared, and is most welcome. Great care and much thought have been taken by the Vegetarian Federal Union to select a Badge that should be appreciated by all ; to this end a Special Committee was appointed, and after the most careful consideration the present Badge has been adopted by the Union for the use of all Vegetarians throughout the world.

The Badge is very pretty, artistic in design and appropriate ; it is made in enamel of red, blue, and gold is of convenient size and has been produced in two forms, as a pendant and as a pin or brooch.

It is in the form of a shield, in the centre of which the letter V represents the initial letter of Vegetarianism in most modern languages and also in Latin. On the band round the edge are the words nature, humanity, science, which have been translated into Latin so that the Badge may be an universal one, and can be worn in all lands.

It is to be hoped that every Vegetarian will wear the badge in order to bring the subject as prominently forward as possible, to establish a bond of good fellowship and to enable Vegetarians to recognize one another at once in public meetings or among chance acquaintances. Lecturers will also find it of use and could use the three words upon it as a splendid text from which to speak.

The Vegetarian Federal Union maybe congratulated upon its adoption, and upon supplying so long-existing a want in such an excellent manner.

12 Badges will be sent post free for 9/-, Single Badges, post free 1/-, or in Bronze 2/-, Silver 3/6, Gold 13/6.

The Badge may be obtained from the Secretaries of local Societies ; from the Vegetarian Society, 9, Peter Street, Manchester ; or for one shilling, post free, from the Secretary, Vegetarian Federal Union, 16, Farringdon Street, E.C.

N.B. Every Secretary should purchase One Dozen Badges for 9/-, and sell them to Members, and thus make a profit for his Society of 3/-.

ORDER AT ONCE

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The above 4 Ernest Bell Library images – from the 1930s – London Vegetarian Society – Natura  Humanitas  Scientia – Pin & Logo.

Described – here.

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Three pre-1st World War – Natura  Humanitas  Scientia – paper ‘badges’ – used by the “Neederlandsche Vegetariërsbond” (NVB). From circa 1908. Mentioned – here.

1 & 2 are in our Ernest Bell Library. 

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Related blog posts –

London Vegetarian Society – flyers – 1890s – here.

Vegetarian Federal Union / London Vegetarian Society – children’s magazines – 1900 – here.

Vegetarian Federal Union / London Vegetarian Society – children’s magazines – 1906 to 1914 – here.

London Vegetarians – 1890s & 1930s – here.

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The Ernest Bell Library’s primary objectives are to: –

  • Collect all of Ernest Bell’s book & non-book works and make them easily accessible to everyone.

  • Collect the literature of vegetarianism and all the other humanitarian movements in which Ernest Bell was so deeply involved.

  • Assist students and scholars in their research.

  • Introduce all aspects of Ernest Bell’s life, including his writings, campaign work, influences and his circle of friends.

  • Undertake our own research into missing aspects of Ernest Bell’s life and work.

We already have more than 300 pieces of Ernest Bell’s own writings.

We are also actively building a collection of examples of promotional material, campaign material, fundraising & marketing activities etc. – related to: –

  1. veg(etari)an products.

  2. veg(etari)an books & other publications.

  3. veg(etari)an organisations.

  4. veg(etari)an businesses.

  5. animal rights organisations.

  6. animal rights publications.

  7. humanitarian organisations.

  8. humanitarian publications.

  9. rambling clubs run by members of the above groups & related publications.

  10. the work of Richard St. Barbe Baker & the ‘Men of the Trees’ organization & its many sub-branches

There are currently more than 2,000 items in the Ernest Bell Library.

We will complete the cataloging of the collection as & when adequate funds are available.

It is long past time for the library to go online!

 “I have little doubt that the proposal for the establishment of an Ernest Bell Library, which would specialize in humanitarian and progressive literature, and so form a sort of centre for students, will meet with a wide response.” 

Henry S. Salt – writing in September 1934

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humanitarianleague (at) outlook (dot) com 

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