Jessica's autograph album is filled with watercolours, poetry, short notes and sketches.
This sketch depicts soldiers in a trench, who speculate with black humour that their ranks might be increased if the mud were combed for ‘more men’.
It is a copy of ‘The Recruitment Problem Solved’ by Bruce Bairnsfather, who was a well-known cartoonist of life in the trenches.
By permission of the family of Jessica Taylor
Marsh's Library Exhibits: ‘Changed Utterly?’ curated by Elaine Doyle and Jason McElligott,
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