Arrest of Gavrilo Princip...Sarajevo, 28 June 1914, (c1920). Creator: Unknown
Arrest of Gavrilo Princip, assassin of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Sarajevo, 28 June 1914, (c1920). "The Crime of Serajevo" - the Ostensible Cause of the War: the Arrest after the Assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his Wife'. Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Princip (1894-1918) is taken into custody by local police after murdering Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austrian throne, and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg. The assassination was one of the causes of the First World War. From "The Great World War - A History" Volume I, edited by Frank A Mumby. [The Gresham Publishing Company Ltd, London, c1920]
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Gendarme outside classical building, Paris, 1951. Creator: Shirley Markham
Gendarme outside classical building, Paris, 1951. 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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'Whitechapel', 1888. Artist: Joseph Swain
'Whitechapel', 1888. The Whitechapel Murders were making headlines everywhere. The police were overstretched, particularly in such deprived areas. The only people to benefit from this were, of course, the villains. From Punch, or the London Charivari, October 13, 1888. (Colorised black and white print).
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