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21 Conservatoire Africain [Les Noirauds] c1920s
Colour lithograph, 79.9 x 43.5cm. Linen-backed.
Text in French continues "Oeuvre des Creches. Mardi-Gras." Les Noirauds ("The Blacks") was founded in 1876 to save a Brussels orphanage on the verge of bankruptcy. The festival, which is now controversial, features fund-raisers dressing up in blackface and 18th century-style clothing to retain the tradition of anonymity. The money is collected from restaurateurs to assist children's charities and a black doll is used to store the donations. Ref: BBC, 19 March 2015.
$1,250

22 Disorder And Neglect...
...Are The "Bosom Friends" Of Waste!Let's Show Them The Door!, c1920s. Colour lithograph, 70.8 x 54.4cm. Repaired major creases and surface loss to lower portion and right edge, slight cracking. Linen-backed.
Text continues "Bill Jones. J. Weiner Ltd. Printed in England. Parker-Holladay Co. (England) Ltd. Drayton House, London, WC1, 17." See item #18 re "Bill Jones" series.
$990

23 Mistakes Smudge Good Records...
...Let's Avoid Them c1920s. Colour lithograph, 71.1 x 55.6cm. Repaired missing portion to right edge, minor soiling, creases. Linen-backed.
Text continues "Bill Jones. Series 8. Copyright in all countries. Printed in England. Parker-Holladay Co.(England) Ltd. Drayton House, London, WC1, 40." See item #18 re "Bill Jones" series.
$990

24 Wasted Energy Carries You "Round" In Circles...
...Planned Work Puts You Ahead, c1920s. Colour lithograph, 71.1 x 54.6cm. Minor soiling to edges. Linen-backed.
Text continues "Bill Jones. Series 8. Copyright in all countries. Printed in England. Parker-Holladay Co. (England) Ltd. Drayton House, London, WC1, 48." See item #18 re "Bill Jones" series.
$990

25 Georges Villa French 1883-1965
Transatlantic Air, United States To France, 1922. Colour lithograph, initialled in two panels, signed and dated in third panel, 44 x 76cm. Repaired missing portions and tears to image centre and edges. Linen-backed.
Text in French reads "Dans un chemin montant, sablonneux, malaise. Et de tous les cotés au soleil exposé, six forts chevaux tiraient un coche. Arrivée au Havre du Transatlantique Aérien "Etats-Unis - France. Edité par le Ss. Secretariat de l'Aéronautique. Paris 1922." Text in English reads "On an uphill road, sandy and difficult, and exposed to the sun on all sides, six strong horses pull a coach. The good old days. The fleeting present. Arrival at Le Havre by Transatlantic Air, United States to France. The Glorious Future."
$990

26 Buy Newfoundland Salmon...
...For Richness And Flavour, c1927-1933. Colour lithograph, signed "P.H. Stead" in image upper right, 76 x 50.8cm. Repaired minor tears and missing portions to edges. Linen-backed.
Text includes "SWB [Shop Window Bill] 49. Issued by the Empire Marketing Board. Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by John Horn, London and Glasgow." Held in National Archives UK.
$1,650

27 Little Eva's Temptation. Eliza Crossing The Ice c1928
Colour lithograph with letterpress banner, 72.9 x 50.8cm (paper). Missing portions, stains to upper and lower left corners, repaired tears. Linen-backed.
Text continues "The D.L. Co. [Donaldson Litho Co.], Newport, KY, USA. #4924." Little Eva's Temptation or A Farce Comedy Suggested by Uncle Tom's Cabin was a musical burlesque written in the late 1920s by Henrique Vivian Messetti, who was a writer, performer and member of a California vaudeville-circus family active during the 1920s-40s. Ref: Uni. of California.
$1,100

28 Little Eva's Temptation. Uncle Tom & Eva c1928
Colour lithograph with letterpress banner, initialled "ENR" in image lower right, 72 x 51.1cm (paper). Missing portions, stains to lower left corner of image, repaired tears. Linen-backed.
Text continues "Made in USA by D.L. Co [Donaldson Litho Co.], Newport, KY. #(4824)." See item #27.
$1,100

29 To Australia By Air...
...Kingsford-Smith And His Companions Over Suva ["The Southern Cross", Fiji], 1928. Colour process lithograph, signed "Frank Lemon" in image lower right, 42.5 x 37.8cm. Slight foxing, crazing, repaired perforations to image centre. Linen-backed.
Text continues "Copyright 1928. Wright Aeronautical Corporation." Held in NLA. In 1928, Charles Kingsford Smith and his co-pilot Charles Ulm arrived in the United States and purchased a Fokker F.VII/3m monoplane, which they named the Southern Cross, from Australian polar explorer Sir Hubert Wilkins. In the same year they made the first trans-Pacific flight from the United States to Australia. This event was one of a series of aviation images by Frank Lemon, commissioned by the Wright Aeronautical Corporation of Paterson, New Jersey (1919-1929), which was originally established by the Wright brothers. Ref: Wiki.
$1,250

30 Keith Henderson Scottish 1883-1982
Australian Jarrah, c1930. Colour lithograph, signed in image lower right, 50 x 74.7cm. Repaired tears and creases, minor surface loss. Linen-backed.
Text continues "R.G.I. Issued by the Empire Marketing Board. Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Waterlow & Sons Ltd., London, Duns table & Watford." Held in National Museum of Australia. Australian Jarrah wood, being very durable, was used wide ly for building and export. Ref: Wiki.
$1,850


31 VIIIe Salon Des Arts Menagers
[8th Household Arts Fair]
1930
Colour lithograph, signed "Francis Bernard" in image centre right, 97.8 x 61.8cm. Minor soiling. Linen-backed.
Text in French includes "Paris 29 Janvier - 15 Fevrier 1931. Grand Palais. Editions Paul-Martial. Office Nationale des Recherches Scientifiques et Industrielles et des Inventions. Ministere de l'Instruction Publique." In 1930 artist Francis Bernard (French, 1900-1979) first portrayed "Marie Mécanique," a robot housemaid, on posters for the popular Salon des Arts Menagers, a French household arts fair, established to educate the public on the latest innovations and labour-saving devices. Ref: Wiki. See also #52, p3.
$1,850

32 [Chinese Siren Girl In Bathers By A Pool] c1930s
Colour process lithograph, text in Chinese and artist's chop in image lower left, 76.1 x 53.7cm. Stains, soiling, foxing, insect damage, tears to edges, original tarnished brass edging to top and bottom.
Provenance: Chinese grocery store in Dixon Street, Sydney, at a closing down sale in 1980s. This poster, mostly likely printed in Shanghai, does not have the usual overprint advertising cigarettes, soap or other western products.
$1,650

33 [Chinese Tobacco Advertisement...
...With Woman Playing Golf And Pekingese Dog], c1930s. Colour process lithograph, text in Chinese and artist's chop in image lower right, 76.7 x 50.8cm. Major creases, stains, slight perforations, foxing and soiling, original tarnished brass edging to top and bottom, with rope loop to top for hanging.
Provenance: Antique Shop, Hong Kong, c1999. Very rare period image of an Asian woman with a golf club.
$2,650

34 Australia. Cities c1930s
Colour process lithograph, initialled "D.J.F" in image lower right, 56.7 x 87.8cm. Slight foxing and cracking. Linen-backed.
Text includes "Two-thirds of the Australian people live in cities and towns. The cities of Australia are built on broad streets and contain large modern offices and well-appointed shops…Transport to the surrounding suburbs of the bigger cities is by electric train, bus, and tramcar and in some cases ferry-boat. Printed by Peverleys Ltd., EC4. Issued by the Australian News and Information Bureau, Australia House, Strand, London. WC2." Depicts Canberra, Hobart, Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns.
$1,350

35 Australia. Wool c1930s
Colour process lithograph, initialled "D.J.F." in image upper and lower right, 56.8 x 88.2cm. Slight foxing, repaired tears and creases to edges. Linen-backed.
Text includes "There are roughly 124,000,000 sheep in Australia. Wool provides 42% of Australia's total export…Wool-classing is a well paid job which needs special training. Hydraulic presses squeeze the wool into tight bales for dispatch to selling centres. The bales leave the shearing sheds for Sydney where they will be sold. Printed by Peverleys Ltd., EC4. Issued by the Australian News and Information Bureau, Australia House, Strand, London. WC2."
$1,350

36 Call Of The South Coast...
...[View From Stanwell Tops, Bulli, NSW], c1930s. Colour lithograph, signed "Turndige" in image lower right, 100.6 x 62.5cm. Old folds, minor repaired tears, trimmed margins. Linen-backed.
Text continues "New fast train service. Sydney-Nowra 3¼ hours. Sydney-Wollongong 1½ hours. From Sydney 9.35am and 5.16pm. From Nowra 2-5pm. Comfort, speed, safety. Note: continuance of this special service depends on patronage. Farmer, business man, tourist, sportsman. Travel by your own trains. They can remain in your service only if you use them. Offset Press Co. Sydney." A very rare poster promoting the NSW South Coast.
$4,650

37 Canadian Australasian Line To England Via Canada c1930s
Colour lithograph, 97.1 x 62.4cm. Repaired corners, slight tears, creases and minor missing portions to image centre. Linen-backed.
Text continues "By the All Red Route. Sydney, Auckland, Suva, Honolulu, Vancouver. Union Steam Ship Co. of New Zealand Ltd. Agents throughout Australia and New Zealand. Copyright. Litho in NZ by Chandler & Co. Ltd."
$2,200

38 Dorothy Newsome-Glenn British c.1900-1980
Eastern Bengal Railway 1884 [Indian Market Place], c1930s. Colour lithograph, signed in image lower left, 99.1 x 60.7cm. Replaced outer margins, repaired tears and cracks to image centre. Linen-backed.
Text continues "Norbury, Natzio & Co. Ltd. Manchester & London, England." Prior to WWI Dorothy Newsome-Glenn, while studying book illustration at the Birmingham School of Art, met fellow artist
Kathleen Irene Nixon. They began working together on book and magazine illustrations. In the late 1920s they were commissioned by the Oxford University Press to visit India and produce a series of drawings. While there, the Indian State Railways commissioned them to design posters. Ref: Gray, Dictionary of British Women Artists, 2009; British Museum.
$1,650

39 John Eldershaw Australian 1892-1973
Historic Tasmania, Port Arthur, c1930s. Colour lithograph, signed in image lower right, 99.7 x 61.2cm. Repaired tears and missing portions to lower edge and margins, minor discolouration and foxing. Linen-backed.
Text continues "Information from Tasmanian Government Tourist Bureau, Hobart, Tasmania, or from branch offices in the capital cities of the Australian Commonwealth. Cox Kay Pty. Lith. Print,
Hobart." Held in NLA; State Library of Tas.
$2,650

40 Kodaikanal Hills. Silver Cascades [India] c1930s
Colour lithograph, 102.5 x 64.4cm. Missing portions, repaired tears overall. Linen-backed.
Text continues "South Indian Railway. Hoe & Co. Offset Printers, Madras." Held in NGA. The Kodaikanal Hills, in southern India, were popular with Europeans as a summer retreat from the heat and mosquitoes of the plains. Ref: Wiki.
$1,850

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