Almanac produced by inmates of Hutchinson Internment Camp for enemy aliens in Douglas, Isle of Man, December 1940
This remarkable document is among papers relating to Harald Schmidt-Landry, an inmate of the camp who was assisted by the publisher and humanitarian Victor Gollancz. There is another illustration from this almanac in Gallery 1 of this exhibition, Figures. Tip: you might get a better view of the images by clicking or tapping on them.
Victor Gollancz papers: 658/12
Preface and thanks; depiction of the camp
The preface describes how the contributing artists had to adapt their styles to the rudimentary duplicating equipment available to the editors.
Article on the 'Mission of art'; portrait of man with pipe
The article by Siegfried Oppenheimer contains the apposite sentiment: “True works of art endure through all trials and tribulations of the age”.