Labour Party election posters and television speakers
Labour Party election posters and speakers for Labour's series of five short television programmes in the run-up to the General Election of 8th October 1959 (which the Conservatives won). Poster slogans include Stop H-Bomb Poison Now, and Smash the Tory Swindle. Speakers include leader Hugh Gaitskell, treasurer Aneurin Bevan, Barbara Castle and Harold Wilson.
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Giant Machnow at Taylor's Depository
Giant Machnow at Taylor's Depository, Pimlico, London. Feodor Machnow, (Fyodor Makhnov) was born in 1878 at the village of Kostyuks in the Ukraine. Machnow eventually grew to a stature of 7ft 10" (2.39m) and a weight of 365 lbs. As can be seen in this picture, he wore a tall cossack fur hat and large fur boots, which added an extra foot to his already prodigious height!
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Conservative party television team
The Conservative Party television team and some election posters for the General Election of 8th October 1959. The Conservatives broadcast five television programmes of 15 or 20 minutes each starting on 19th September, with appearances from Heathcoat Amory, Keith Joseph, Lord Hailsham, R.A. Butler, and Harold Macmillan. The Conservatives won a third successive victory.
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