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Boarding House Gallery

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Choose from 10 pictures in our Boarding House collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


On main street, a new town, Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
On main street, a new town, Tulelake, Siskiyou County, California, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
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Street scene in the Negro section, Jacksonville, Florida, 1943. Creator: Gordon Parks
Street scene in the Negro section, Jacksonville, Florida, 1943. Creator: Gordon Parks
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Sign on staircase on Brooks Hotel in a town... West Carlton, Yamhill County, Oregon, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Sign on staircase on Brooks Hotel in a town... West Carlton, Yamhill County, Oregon, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
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Sign in upstairs hall of small hotel, West Carlton, Oregon, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
Sign in upstairs hall of small hotel, West Carlton, Oregon, 1939. Creator: Dorothea Lange
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Boardinghouse, Alabama, 1936. Creator: Walker Evans
Boardinghouse, Alabama, 1936. Creator: Walker Evans
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Smuggling Out, or Starting for Gretna Green, August 8, 1798. Creator: Heinrich Schutz
Smuggling Out, or Starting for Gretna Green, August 8, 1798. Creator: Heinrich Schutz
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In Boarding-House Land: The Plane Trees of Torrington Square, c1935. Creator: Donald McLeish
In Boarding-House Land: The Plane Trees of Torrington Square, c1935. Creator: Donald McLeish
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Brunswick Square: Part of Bloomsburys Boarding-House Land, c1935. Creator: Joel
Brunswick Square: Part of Bloomsburys Boarding-House Land, c1935. Creator: Joel
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Boarding house landlady, 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham
Boarding house landlady, 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham
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Street scene, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1943. Creator: Gordon Parks
Street scene, Daytona Beach, Florida, 1943. Creator: Gordon Parks
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Boarding house landlady, 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham Featured Image

Boarding house landlady, 1952. Creator: Shirley Markham

Boarding house landlady, 1952. 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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