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.
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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. ~
A pin produced by the London Society – this one circa 1915 (from Jan Stastny, Prague) – image source.
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/-.
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The above 4 Ernest Bell Library images – from the 1930s – London Vegetarian Society – Natura Humanitas Scientia – Pin & Logo.
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: –
veg(etari)an books & other publications.
animal rights organisations.
animal rights publications.
rambling clubs run by members of the above groups & related publications.
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.”
Working to promote vegan businesses since 1978. Henry S. Salt Archive - researcher & fundraiser. The Humanitarian League - researcher & fundraiser. The Ernest Bell Library - archive manager. Collecting & republishing historical material of vegetarianism and other humanitarian movements. Running the 'Hum-an-imal Badge Co.'.
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