Journal, The Link

W.H. Smith & Son, Printer;  Vivian Smith, Illustrator;  George Tarr, Illustrator;  Marcus King, Illustrator; 

This is one of the journals in our collection. It was made in London, England in 1918.
This record represents an archive item and has related works.
Measurements
246 x 187 x 4mm (9 11/16 x 7 3/8 x 3/16")
Description
a) Journal, titled: The Link. Published during the First World War, the journal attempts to record aspects of life for the members of the 34th reinforcements of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force. It includes stories and poems written by various authors, accompanied by illustrations drawn by Vivian Smith, G Tarr, and Marcus King.

Vivian Smith’s illustrations include:
Page 6 – “Fish and Chips” / The Q/M (1918)
Page 7 - “Jack” (1918) [This image has been removed, see below]
Page 12 – Unidentified solider (1918)
Page 13 – “Skipper” Smiles (1918)
Page 16 – Uncaptioned view of a solider (1918) [This image has been removed]
Page 27 – “Ubique” (1918)
Page 28 – “Arfa” (1918?)
Page 31 – “C” (1918)
Page 32 – “D” (1918)
Page 34 – “Gifts” (1918)
Page 37 - Unidentified solider [This image has been removed, see below]
Page 48 - The Spieler (1918) [This image has been removed, see below]

b) Illustration reproduced after a drawing by Vivian Smith. The image depicts two bust portraits, both signed and dated 1919, and is captioned ‘Out to Kill!’ The images were published on page 18 of the journal Homeward Bound, from which this copy has been removed.

c) Illustration reproduced after a drawing by Vivian Smith. The image depicts the head of a soldier smoking a pipe with the word ‘Broke!’ written below. The work is signed and dated 1918. The image was published on page 11 of the journal Homeward Bound, from which this copy has been removed.

d) Illustration reproduced after a drawing by Vivian Smith. The image depicts the head of a soldier in profile. The work is signed and dated 1918. The image was published on page 7 of the journal The Link, from which this copy has been removed.
A copy of this journal held by the Auckland Museum contains a handwritten note identifying the soldier depicted as Lieutenant J D Ormond. This possibly refers to John Ormond, service number 45638.

e) Illustration reproduced after a drawing by Vivian Smith. The image depicts the head of a soldier in three-quarter view. The image was published on page 37 of the journal The Link, from which this copy has been removed.
A copy of this journal held by the Auckland Museum contains a handwritten note identifying the soldier depicted as Lieutenant Jory.

f) Illustration reproduced after a drawing by Vivian Smith. The image depicts three figures who are seated. ‘The Spieler’ is written below in the lower left hand corner. The work is signed and dated 1918. The image was published on page 48 of the journal The Link, from which this copy has been removed.
‘Spieler’ is a noun meaning ‘a glib or voluble speaker’ or ‘a gambler or swindler’ [Aust/NZ]. It can also refer to a gambling house.

g) Illustration reproduced after a drawing by Vivian Smith. The image depicts the head and shoulders of a soldier and is captioned “Gifts”. The work is signed and dated 1918. The image was published on page 34 of the journal The Link, from which this copy has been removed.
A copy of this journal held by the Auckland Museum contains a handwritten note identifying the soldier depicted as L Hurst.

h) Illustration reproduced after a drawing by Vivian Smith. The image depicts the head of a soldier in profile and is captioned: Joe Wilson (The Diggers’ Pianist and Vocalist). It is signed and dated 1919. The image was published on page 37 of the journal Homeward Bound, from which this copy has been removed.

i) Postcard printed with a signboard designed by Vivian Smith advertising a concert for passengers aboard the HMTS Ulimaroa on 26 February 1918. The postcard is signed and dated in pencil in the lower right hand corner.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of Lilian Smith.
Collection Type
Archives
Acquisition Date
19 Aug 1983

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