Monday, April 14, 2014

World War One Charms

Now in our new window display at the Museum of Witchcraft.

To mark the 100 year anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, we have moved some of our fascinating WWI charms to the window display.

Ranging from poignant crosses inscribed with famous battles, to rare stag heads (see our window display!), to 'Fums Up' dolls, these objects were used as amulets to protect the wearer from danger.

See also our First World War magical morale booster - a pin cushion in the form of Kaiser Bill which encouraged Brits to inflict pain upon the German leader whilst doing their sewing!

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