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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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Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh on their coronation day, Buckingham Palace
Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh on their coronation day, Buckingham Palace
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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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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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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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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

Picnic, c1950. Creator: Shirley Markham
Picnic, c1950. Creator: Shirley Markham
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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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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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Picnic, c1950. Creator: Shirley Markham Featured Print

Picnic, c1950. Creator: Shirley Markham

Picnic, 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

Walt Disney and Dr. Wernher von Braun, USA, 1954. Creator: NASA
Walt Disney and Dr. Wernher von Braun, USA, 1954. Creator: NASA
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President Eisenhower with Hugh Dryden and T. Keith Glennan, August 19, USA, 1958
President Eisenhower with Hugh Dryden and T. Keith Glennan, August 19, USA, 1958
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Scott Crossfield Mach 2 flight. Creator: Unknown
Scott Crossfield Mach 2 flight. Creator: Unknown
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Jerrie Cobb testing gimbal rig in the Altitude Wind Tunnel, USA, c1950s. Creator: NASA
Jerrie Cobb testing gimbal rig in the Altitude Wind Tunnel, USA, c1950s. Creator: NASA
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Pilot Joe Walker and the X-1A, California, USA, 1955. Creator: NASA
Pilot Joe Walker and the X-1A, California, USA, 1955. Creator: NASA
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John Becker with the 11-inch Hypersonic Tunnel, Langley Research Center, Virginia, USA
John Becker with the 11-inch Hypersonic Tunnel, Langley Research Center, Virginia, USA
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American physicist James Van Allen with Pioneer 4, USA, 1950s. Creator: Unknown
American physicist James Van Allen with Pioneer 4, USA, 1950s. Creator: Unknown
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Orbital Trajectories Presentation, Huntsville, Alabama, USA, June 28, 1958
Orbital Trajectories Presentation, Huntsville, Alabama, USA, June 28, 1958
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Scott Crossfield...after the first mach 2 flight, USA, November 20, 1953
Scott Crossfield...after the first mach 2 flight, USA, November 20, 1953
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1958 AJS 7R. Creator: Unknown
1958 AJS 7R. Creator: Unknown
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Final meeting of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, USA, August 21, 1958
Final meeting of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, USA, August 21, 1958
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Clock, c. 1953. Creator: Lawrence Phillips
Clock, c. 1953. Creator: Lawrence Phillips
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Final meeting of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, USA, August 21, 1958 Featured Print

Final meeting of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, USA, August 21, 1958

Final meeting of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, USA, August 21, 1958. Left to right: T. Keith Glennan, NASA Administrator; Mr. Preston R. Bassett, member of the NACA Committee on Aerodynamics; Mr. Charles J. McCarthy, Chairman of the Board, Chance Vought Aircraft, Inc. After the launch of the Soviet Union's Sputnik satellites in late 1957, the United States decided that it needed to re-organize civil space efforts. On July 29, 1958, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed Public Law 85-568 and established the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). T. Keith Glennan was sworn in as the first Administrator of NASA on August 19, 1958, and on October 1, the official effective date of the new agency, NACA was absorbed into NASA, along with several other government space research organizations.

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Storage Box (Copper), c. 1953. Creator: Albert Pratt
Storage Box (Copper), c. 1953. Creator: Albert Pratt
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Cup, c. 1953. Creator: Jessica Price
Cup, c. 1953. Creator: Jessica Price
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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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