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1950s Gallery

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Choose from 919 pictures in our 1950s collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, c1953
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, c1953
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1958 Austin - Healey Frogeye Sprite. Creator: Unknown
1958 Austin - Healey Frogeye Sprite. Creator: Unknown
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Surreal study, 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham
Surreal study, 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham
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New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Artist: Norman Wilkinson
New Power Stations, advert for British Electricity, 1951. Artist: Norman Wilkinson
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Start of 1959 Tourist Trophy race at Goodwood. Creator: Unknown
Start of 1959 Tourist Trophy race at Goodwood. Creator: Unknown
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Mike Hawthorn in Vanwall, International Trophy Race at Silverstone 1955. Creator: Unknown
Mike Hawthorn in Vanwall, International Trophy Race at Silverstone 1955. Creator: Unknown
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1958 Listers in pits at Goodwood Tourist Trophy. Creator: Unknown
1958 Listers in pits at Goodwood Tourist Trophy. Creator: Unknown
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1959 Vauxhall Cresta PA . Creator: Unknown
1959 Vauxhall Cresta PA . Creator: Unknown
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1951 Standard Vanguard Phase 1. Creator: Unknown
1951 Standard Vanguard Phase 1. Creator: Unknown
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1954 Morris Oxford Series II. Creator: Unknown
1954 Morris Oxford Series II. Creator: Unknown
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1953 Jowett Jupiter. Creator: Unknown
1953 Jowett Jupiter. Creator: Unknown
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Picnic, c1950. Creator: Shirley Markham
Picnic, c1950. Creator: Shirley Markham
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Surreal study, 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham Featured Print

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

Ford V8 Pilot, 1950 Monte Carlo rally. Creator: Unknown
Ford V8 Pilot, 1950 Monte Carlo rally. Creator: Unknown
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1954 Kieft 1.5 litre at Prescott. Creator: Unknown
1954 Kieft 1.5 litre at Prescott. Creator: Unknown
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Sloppy Joes Bar, Havana, Cuba, 1951
Sloppy Joes Bar, Havana, Cuba, 1951
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HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace, 12th March 1953
HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace, 12th March 1953
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Ava Gardner, American actress, 20th century. Artist: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Ava Gardner, American actress, 20th century. Artist: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
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Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress, c1950s(?).Artist: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress, c1950s(?).Artist: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
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Scene from All About Eve, Twentieth Century Fox film, 1950. Artist: Joseph L Mankiewicz
Scene from All About Eve, Twentieth Century Fox film, 1950. Artist: Joseph L Mankiewicz
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1957 Tourette Microcar. Creator: Unknown
1957 Tourette Microcar. Creator: Unknown
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1958 Bedford CA 10-12cwt van. Creator: Unknown
1958 Bedford CA 10-12cwt van. Creator: Unknown
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1953 Alvis TA21 on 1954 R.A.C. Rally. Creator: Unknown
1953 Alvis TA21 on 1954 R.A.C. Rally. Creator: Unknown
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1951 Pontiac Chieftan De Luxe. Creator: Unknown
1951 Pontiac Chieftan De Luxe. Creator: Unknown
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Front cover of a guide to the Festival of Britain, 1951
Front cover of a guide to the Festival of Britain, 1951
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Sloppy Joes Bar, Havana, Cuba, 1951 Featured Print

Sloppy Joes Bar, Havana, Cuba, 1951

Sloppy Joe's Bar, Havana, Cuba, 1951. The world famous Sloppy Joe's welcomed tourists for over four decades, and offered over 80 cocktails in addition to the bar's own brand of 12 year old rum. During the 1940s and 1950s it was popular with American celebrities as well as tourists. The Cuban Revolution of 1959 saw the demise of the bar as the majority of their clientele was American. A fire in the 60s closed the bar for good. It reopened in 2013. Advertising on the back of the postcard says SLOPPY JOE'S BAR first port of call, out where the wet begins and HONESTY IS OUR POLICY, Don't fail to meet your friends at SLOPPY JOE'S. Also lists Famous Cocktails, Delicious Sandwiches, The best brands of Cigars, Fresh Liquors Candies

© The Print Collector

Aston Martin DB3S, Stirling Moss in paddock at Goodwood International Sports Car Race 1956
Aston Martin DB3S, Stirling Moss in paddock at Goodwood International Sports Car Race 1956
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Butter Box, c. 1953. Creator: Harry Grossen
Butter Box, c. 1953. Creator: Harry Grossen
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Cabinet, c. 1953. Creator: Isadore Goldberg
Cabinet, c. 1953. Creator: Isadore Goldberg
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Cupboard, c. 1953. Creator: Edward Jewett
Cupboard, c. 1953. Creator: Edward Jewett
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Lady's Writing Cabinet, c. 1953. Creator: Nicholas Gorid
Lady's Writing Cabinet, c. 1953. Creator: Nicholas Gorid
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Crock, c. 1953. Creator: George Loughridge
Crock, c. 1953. Creator: George Loughridge
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Andirons, c. 1953. Creator: Hans Korsch
Andirons, c. 1953. Creator: Hans Korsch
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Shaker Dining Table with Marble Top, c. 1953. Creator: John W Kelleher
Shaker Dining Table with Marble Top, c. 1953. Creator: John W Kelleher
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Andiron, c. 1953. Creator: Hans Korsch
Andiron, c. 1953. Creator: Hans Korsch
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Table, c. 1953. Creator: Frederick Jackson
Table, c. 1953. Creator: Frederick Jackson
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Mirror, c. 1953. Creator: Nicholas Gorid
Mirror, c. 1953. Creator: Nicholas Gorid
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Tavern Table, c. 1953. Creator: Isadore Goldberg
Tavern Table, c. 1953. Creator: Isadore Goldberg
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Aston Martin DB3S, Stirling Moss in paddock at Goodwood International Sports Car Race 1956 Featured Print

Aston Martin DB3S, Stirling Moss in paddock at Goodwood International Sports Car Race 1956

© National Motor Museum/Heritage Images

1950s, 1956, 20th Century, Aston Martin, Aston Martin Db3s, Automobile, B And W, Black And White, British, Bw, Car, Century, Classic, Db3s, Decade, England, Fifties, Goodwood, Goodwood West Sussex England, Moss, Moss Stirling, Motor Sport, Motor Sports, National Motor Museum, Paddock, Racing, S Moss, Stirling, Stirling Moss, Tgn, Transport, Unknown, West Sussex

Bandbox, c. 1953. Creator: Arsen Maralian
Bandbox, c. 1953. Creator: Arsen Maralian
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Roll-Top Desk, c. 1953. Creator: George Loughridge
Roll-Top Desk, c. 1953. Creator: George Loughridge
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Lowboy, c. 1953. Creator: Isadore Goldberg
Lowboy, c. 1953. Creator: Isadore Goldberg
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Slant-Top Desk, c. 1953. Creator: Nicholas Gorid
Slant-Top Desk, c. 1953. Creator: Nicholas Gorid
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Model, Static, Ellehammer II, 1956. Creator: Unknown
Model, Static, Ellehammer II, 1956. Creator: Unknown
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Boeing T50-BO-8A (502-10VC) Turboshaft Engine, ca. 1950s. Creator: Boeing Aircraft Co
Boeing T50-BO-8A (502-10VC) Turboshaft Engine, ca. 1950s. Creator: Boeing Aircraft Co
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Model, Static, Wright C, 1953. Creator: Charles H. Hubbell
Model, Static, Wright C, 1953. Creator: Charles H. Hubbell
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Model, Static, Wright Glider, 1953. Creator: Charles H. Hubbell
Model, Static, Wright Glider, 1953. Creator: Charles H. Hubbell
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Model, Static, 1905 Wright Flyer, 1953. Creator: Joseph D. Fallo
Model, Static, 1905 Wright Flyer, 1953. Creator: Joseph D. Fallo
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Model, Static, Wright EX 'Vin Fiz', 1951. Creator: Charles H. Hubbell
Model, Static, Wright EX "Vin Fiz", 1951. Creator: Charles H. Hubbell
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Douglas D-558-2, ca. 1950s. Creator: Douglas Aircraft Company
Douglas D-558-2, ca. 1950s. Creator: Douglas Aircraft Company
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Lockheed F-104A Starfighter, 1950s. Creator: Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
Lockheed F-104A Starfighter, 1950s. Creator: Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
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