Note - There is increased concern among dog welfare organisations, the veterinary profession, dog breed clubs and scientific researchers about the health and welfare of brachycephalic (flat faced) dogs due to the amount they are used in advertising and to endorse/sell products. We would strongly discourage using images of these breeds (such as the French Bulldog, Pug and Bulldog) for purposes that are not breed-specific, such as to promote unrelated products or services.
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Surreal study, 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham
Surreal study, 1952. Illustration for a poem by TS Eliot. Shirley Markham (1931-1999) studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Central School of Art in London from 1950-1952. The writer, artist, poet, and illustrator Mervyn Peake (1911-1968) was one of her tutors, and her style of drawing was also influenced by other British illustrators such as Edward Ardizzone, Quentin Blake and Edward Bawden. Markham spent time in the Dolomite Mountains in Italy, and also visited Rome, sketching classical buildings. After graduating from Central, she worked as a graphic designer, producing book illustrations, cartoons for comics, menus and programmes. She gave up her promising career however when she got married in 1957. Middle-class women at that time were expected to devote their energies to bringing up children and running the home, and despite her obvious talent, she lacked the confidence to return to illustration. Her portfolio remained in the family attic for many years, but now her work is published here for the first time.
© Shirley Markham Collection / Heritage-Images
Politics - Margaret Thatcher Resignation - 1990
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, watched by husband Denis, makes her final speech outside 10 Downing Street, in London, before leaving for Buckingham Palace to offer her resignation to the Queen.
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