'January', 1951. Creator: Shirley Markham
'January', 1951. Design for a calendar. 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.
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Shops and sign to Putney Roller Skating Rink, Putney Bridge Road, London, 1911. Artist: Unknown
Shops and sign to Putney Roller Skating Rink, Putney Bridge Road, London, 1911. Corner of Putney High Street and Putney Bridge Road looking towards a greengrocer's shop, with a sign to the roller-skating rink. These buildings have since been demolished.
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The Gaiety Theatre, Strand, London, 1907. Artist: Unknown
The Gaiety Theatre, Strand, London, 1907. The Gaiety Theatre was a West End theatre in the City of Westminster, located on Aldwych at the eastern end of the Strand. The theatre was established as the Strand Music Hall, in 1864. It was rebuilt several times, but closed from the start of World War II in 1939 and never reopened, having suffered bomb damage during the hostilities. The theatre, at first known for music hall and burlesque, played a key role in the development of modern musical comedy in the late Victorian era.
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