Ref NoST/5/1/3
Alt Ref NoT093
TitleInk Drawing: Scheme of Royal Statistical Society
Date27 May 1914
Extent1 ink drawing
Name of CreatorShepard; E H
DescriptionOne ink drawing on card depicting a crowd of people wearing labels displaying numbers and carrying sandwich boards displaying advertisements.
Published in 'Punch' magazine on 27 May 1914.
Caption reads: 'According to a scheme suggested by the Royal Statistical Society, everyone should be given a number and an index card at his birth. This would help the Police to trace missing persons, prevent fraudulent marriages, etc. It would brighten the scheme if everybody was compelled to wear his number in a conspicuous position, and if a descriptive catalogue was issued.'
CodePerson NameDates
DS/UK/11157Shepard; Ernest Howard (1879-1976); Illustrator1879-1976
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