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Choose from 204 pictures in our Fair collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


Opening of 'Horn Fair' at Charlton, in 1745, 1845. Creator: Unknown Featured Print

Opening of "Horn Fair" at Charlton, in 1745, 1845. Creator: Unknown

Opening of "Horn Fair" at Charlton, in 1745, 1845. Annual fair in south London; a scene inspired by ...a drawing of that period, in the possession of Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson, of Charlton House...It was then customary for the Lord of the Manor to open the fair by reading from a scroll a sort of proclamation to the crowd assembled on the green in front of the manor-house..."An old newspaper informs us that so late as 1770, it was the custom for a procession, formed of a king, a queen, a miller, &c., to leave some of the old inns in Bishopsgate-street, accompanied by a great concourse of people, all of whom: " In comely sorts their foreheads did adorne, With goodly coronets of hardy horne"'. The fair was said ...to have obtained its name from the annual sale of horn drinking cups, spoons, winding-horns, and other articles manufactured of that material'. From "Illustrated London News", 1845, Vol VII

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Any Thing for Me, if you Please? Post-Office of the Brooklyn Fair in Aid of the S Featured Print

Any Thing for Me, if you Please? Post-Office of the Brooklyn Fair in Aid of the S

Any Thing for Me, if you Please? Post-Office of the Brooklyn Fair in Aid of the Sanitary Commission (Harper's Weekly, Vol. VIII), March 5, 1864

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Rifle range at a fairground, c1950. Creator: Shirley Markham Featured Print

Rifle range at a fairground, c1950. Creator: Shirley Markham

Rifle range at a fairground, c1950. 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