Africain [Les Noirauds]
Colour lithograph, 79.9 x 43.5cm. Linen-backed.
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.
22 Disorder And
...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.
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.
23 Mistakes Smudge
...Let's Avoid Them c1920s. Colour lithograph, 71.1 x 55.6cm.
Repaired missing portion to right edge, minor soiling, creases.
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"
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.
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"
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
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
26 Buy Newfoundland
...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.
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.
27 Little Eva's
Temptation. Eliza Crossing The Ice
Colour lithograph with letterpress banner, 72.9 x 50.8cm (paper).
Missing portions, stains to upper and lower left corners, repaired
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.
28 Little Eva's
Temptation. Uncle Tom & Eva
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.
continues "Made in USA by D.L. Co [Donaldson Litho Co.],
Newport, KY. #(4824)." See item #27.
29 To Australia
...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.
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.
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
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.
31 VIIIe Salon Des
[8th Household Arts Fair]
Colour lithograph, signed "Francis Bernard" in image
centre right, 97.8 x 61.8cm. Minor soiling. Linen-backed.
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.
32 [Chinese Siren
Girl In Bathers By A Pool]
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.
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.
33 [Chinese Tobacco
...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.
Antique Shop, Hong Kong, c1999. Very rare period image of an
Asian woman with a golf club.
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.
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
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.
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.
includes "There are roughly 124,000,000 sheep in Australia.
Wool provides 42% of Australia's total export
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.
36 Call Of The South
...[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.
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.
37 Canadian Australasian
Line To England Via Canada
Colour lithograph, 97.1 x 62.4cm. Repaired corners, slight tears,
creases and minor missing portions to image centre. Linen-backed.
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."
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.
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
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.
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
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.
40 Kodaikanal Hills.
Silver Cascades [India]
Colour lithograph, 102.5 x 64.4cm. Missing portions, repaired
tears overall. Linen-backed.
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.