November 1951 by David Wright
November 1951 by David Wright, showing a woman posed on the telephone. Wright produced a series of over 160 illustrations or 'pin-ups' for 'The Sketch' during the 1940's. David Wright's 'Lovelies' proved hugely popular and adorned practically every military mess, bunker, dormitory or club room in the country during World War II. He later created a series for Men Only in the 1950's of which this is one.
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Olga Korbut - 1972 Munich Olympics - Women's Gymnastics
Gymnastics - 1972 Munich Olympics - Women's Uneven Bars
The USSR's Olga Korbut on the way to winning the silver medal in the uneven bars in the Sports Hall, Olympic Park, Munich, West Germany.
At the 1972 Games the 17 year-old Korbut won gold medals in the balance beam, floor exercises, and team event, and a silver in the uneven bars. Her open display of emotion and tears, after a disastrous uneven bars routine cost her a medal in the individual competition, captivated the Munich audience and endeared her to millions watching on television.
'Scotland For Your Holidays', BR poster, 1952
Poster produced for British Railways (BR), showing the Gresley A4 Class Pacific Plover locomotive crossing the Forth Bridge in Scotland. Artwork by Terence Cuneo (1907-1996). Cuneo withstood gales of over 50mph to sketch this scene from a girder high above the track. He recounted: 'Working conditions here were frankly terrifying. Although swaddled in a flying suit, duffel coat, balaclava and mittens, to say nothing of long woollen underwear - I was frozen!'.
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