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A baker supports pies on his head while holding loaves and doughnuts; with four symbols of support (telephone, human pyramid, teapot, knife and fork); representing support for HIV positive people. Colour lithograph by Photofusion and Big-Active Limited for Mainliners, 1990/1995.

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Credit: A baker supports pies on his head while holding loaves and doughnuts; with four symbols of support (telephone, human pyramid, teapot, knife and fork); representing support for HIV positive people. Colour lithograph by Photofusion and Big-Active Limited for Mainliners, 1990/1995. Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)

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Description

The baker "supports" his wares, thus representing "support". He is a character in a silent film in which he is played by Ben Turpin (1869-1940). The film might be 'Love and doughnuts' (1921)

Publication/Creation

[UK] : Mainliners, [between 1990 and 1995]

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in colours ; sheet 59.3 x 41.9 cm

Contributors

Lettering

Support. An opportunity for HIV positive people who have used drugs or are still using drugs to meet in a friendly atmosphere. For more information about the support group ... 071 737 3141. Poster by Mainliners/Photofusion. Design by Big-Active Limited. Image kindly supplied by Ronald Grant Archives.

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Mainliners/Photofusion Big-Active Limited Ronald Grant Archive Poster by Mainliners/Photofusion; Design by Big-Active Limited; Image kindly supplied by Ronald Grant Archives 19-- Mainliners/Photofusion includes telephone number UK 15/07/2008 UkLW Transcription from the item

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 666683i

Lettering note

Teapot and knife and fork symbols bear words 'free'

Creator/production credits

Mainliners was set up in 1988 as a charity to provide a service to drug users suffering from HIV and Hepatitis C. Its history is summarised on its website: www.mainliners.org.uk (accessed 15 July 2008)

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