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Ladder Gallery

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Choose from 190 pictures in our Ladder 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.


Painters at work on the White City tote, West London, 1932, (1933). Creator: Unknown Featured Print

Painters at work on the White City tote, West London, 1932, (1933). Creator: Unknown

Painters at work on the White City tote, West London, 1932, (1933). 'The largest tote in the world was erected in the White City stadium in time for the Greyhound Derby of 1932'. The White City Stadium was principally used for greyhound racing. In 1939, the tote turnover set new records of £14,341 for a single race and £114,780 for a meeting: by early 21st century standards, the equivalent of £7 million for one meeting. From "The Pageant of the Century". [Odhams Press Ltd, 1933]

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'Flight Mechanics; Also a W.A.A.F. Trade', c1943. Creator: Cecil Beaton Featured Print

'Flight Mechanics; Also a W.A.A.F. Trade', c1943. Creator: Cecil Beaton

'Flight Mechanics; Also a W.A.A.F. Trade', c1943. British Royal Air Force mechanics working on aircraft during World War II. The Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF), whose members were referred to as 'WAAFs', was the female auxiliary of the British Royal Air Force during World War II. Its members did not serve as aircrew, but although they did not participate in active combat, they were exposed to the same dangers as any on the home front working at military installations. Among their duties were: crewing of barrage balloons, catering, meteorology, radar, aircraft maintenance, transport, communications duties including wireless telephonic and telegraphic operation. At its peak strength, in 1943, the number of WAAFs (members of the force) exceeded 180,000, with over 2,000 women enlisting per week. From "Wings On Her Shoulders", by Katharine Bentley Beauman, Late Fight Officer W.A.A.F. [Hutchinson & Co Ltd, London, New York, Melbourne, c1943]

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Spring cleaning, 1944. Creator: Shirley Markham Featured Print

Spring cleaning, 1944. Creator: Shirley Markham

Spring cleaning, 1944. Painting done age 13. 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