LevelPiece
Ref NoLDG/1/1/119
TitleSky-high Over Europe
Date12 January 1973
Extent1 cartoon
Creator NameGibbard; Leslie David (1945-2010); cartoonist
DescriptionOn a hill above a town, a woman sits looking at the sky as her son asks questions about the constellations: "Mummy, isn't that Aries the lamb up on the horizon?"Among the stars are two outlines of cod and one of a cow, both of which have been labelled by name (the cow is referred to as 'English') on signs that also say '£ lb'.

[It is likely that the imagery of this cartoon refers to rising prices, particularly for such food items as meat and fish. The concerned-looking housewife peers upwards to images of these products which are literally sky-high in correlating with their rise in price.] (Source: The University of Kent, British Cartoon Archive)

A light sketch has been made of the cow in this cartoon on the back of the paper.
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