black and white portrait of Joseph Arch

Mr. Joseph Arch, M.P.

'The Labourer's Friend'


Reference Number:- Godden Number:- Sprake Number:-
go 60 985 Sprake did not record any Grants
 
Words:
Woven on Silk:-
 
 
Printed at top of card:-
'THE LABOURER'S FRIEND'
 
 
Printed at bottom of card:-
W. H. GRANT MANUFACTURES, FOLESHILL, COVENTRY.
 
WOVEN IN PURE SILK
 
Mr. Joseph Arch, M.P.
 
 
Size:
Card-mount:
15.6cm deep by 11.4cm wide

silk:
8.1cm high by 5.4cm wide

Comments:

by Geoffrey Godden:
The portrait silk is listed on the Grant printed back-labels of the 1886-8 period. The heading 'The Labourers Friend' is printed on the card-mount, above the silk.

Joseph Arch was born on 10 November 1826. The self-educated son of a labourer, he founded the National Agricultural Union in 1872, and was Member of Parliament for North West Norfolk during the following periods - 1885-6, 1892, 1895-1900. He died in 1919. A brief outline of Joseph Arch's career is printed on the special Grant label affixed to the back of the silk portrait.

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