Product code: 25Mar1939 (1200) 7Jan2019 D7
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1939 Picture Post magazine with features on MODERN SUFFRAGETTES Soho NATIONAL THEATRE George Bernard Shaw ELSTREE STUNTMEN Coney Hall Estate West Wickham GYPSY SUNDAY SCHOOL etc. Plus much more; see main description.



Original Vintage Magazine

DATED 1939

Frontispiece Cover Photograph: George Bernard Shaw - full page frontispiece; showing him with the plans for The National Theatre.

Principal Contents and Features on:

A National Theatre is Born: The Architects Discuss Plans - Bernard Shaw with Sir Edwin Lutyens President of the RA and Architect - Hon. Rsalfred Lyttleton with Lutyens - Mr and Mrs Shaw, with Architects Edwin Lutyens, Cecil Masey, Discuss Plans in Mr Shaws Whitehall Flat - Mr Cecil Masey with Sir Edwin - x5 photos and article.

Farm for Little Deers in Pisgah National Forest nr Brevard N. Carolina USA: Feeding Time etc - x2 pics., and article.

Soho London: The Evening Street Market - Gardener's Lodge in Soho Square - Children, Italian etc on a Soho Street - Man Outside a Shop on Old Compton St - Painter Richard Sickert Calling on Duncan Grant in Charlotte Street - The Chef Talking to a Man with a Baby, from a Traditional Beer Drop Trap door of a Restaurant - Artist Sketching on a Street, watched by Children and a Man - Behind the Bar of a Soho Restaurant The York Minster, Victor Berlemont Mixes an Absinthe - Waiter M. Paul Weisz Offers Sweet Corn to a Lady at hungarian Csarda Restaurant - M. Gennaro Brings Round Flowers for Lady Guests While Len Harvey Looks On - Favourite Haunt of Coloured People in Soho, Joe and Edwin Behind the Bar of the Eagle Club - Papa Taborelli Mixes Hors d'Oeuvre at the Cafe Bleu Italian - M. Silvy Makes a Crepe Delysia at the Jardin des Gourmets - H. G. Wells Having Lunch in the Gargoyle Club - Eugenio Celoria Making Tagliatelli in King Bomba's - Tagliatelli Coming off teh Cutting Machine at King Bombas Italian Shop reive - A Man Eating Spagetti - A Poker Game - The Shanghai Restaurant in Greek St; Customers Using Chopsticks in the Chinese - Rows of Chianti in Parmigiani's Italian Store - Lady Roasting Chestnuts on the Street - Japanese Lampshade Maker - Laurence Whistler Engraving a Presentation Piece - A Newsagents Display - x23 pics., plus article by Yvonne Cloud. Info.Yvonne Helene Kapp (nee Mayer) a British writer and political activist who wrote under the name Yvonne Cloud.

Piece entitled The Life of a Chinese Guerilla; on the effect that the Japanese bombings had on a peasant farmer in N. China: Three Chinese Farmers Look Up as Bombers Fly Overhead - How The Chinese Farmer Chang Learnt to Fight in the 8th Route Army - Madame Chiang Kai-Shek Visits the Wounded Chang - etc - x8 pics., and text/article.

The Modern Suffragettes: Mrs Flora Drummond One of the Original Suffragettes Declares the Fight is Far From Over - Mrs Montagu Norman, Caroline Haslett, Mme de Chaudun-Comte Listening to a Statement By Dr Edith Summerskill (not shown) - National Federations of Business and Professional Women Meeting - Mrs helena Normanton With Her Colleague Listens to a Point (made by Mrs D. M. Northcroft; not shown) Over the Brandy and Cigars - Mrs Gordon Holmes a Woman Banker of City Savings Bank of Budapest with Mrs Messenger of Bungay Suffolk Listens (info. Rosalind Messenger nee Haslett) - French Delegate Madame de Chaudun-Compte Speaking to the Audience - Australian Air Ace nancy Bird Speaking - Dr Edith Summerskill MP Speaking About the Suffragettes Pioneer Work - Miss Ethel Strudwick MA OBE President of the Federation Speaking; Mrs Miles the Aircraft Designer and Another Sitting Next to Her - Mrs Beatrice Thompson Advertising Expert in Hongkong Speaks About the Movement in China - Mrs Montau norman Wife of he GOVernor of the Bank of England - x11 pics., and text/article.

Fashion: Eveniong Dresses etc by Motley: Angela Baddeley and Nan Munro at the Motley Fashion Show - Peggy Harris, Miss Margetts Watching the Show - plus seven dresses/shoes etc - x9 pics., and text/article.

Horse Racing and The Tote: A Backer Makes a Two Bob Bet - Electric Indicator - Two Ladies Waiting to Be Paid - The Stand-to - Perambulating Payers Load Up - Credit Chits - Th eAnnouncer - Recording Bets in the Control Room - Working Out Figures for Dividends - Paying Out Windows - Counting The Days Float - etc. - x22 pics., and text/article.

Great British Masters; Wyndham Lewis: Julian Symons Portrait, Pen and Ink Drawing - Father D'Arcy of Campion Hall, Oxford - Woman Reading - Froanna the Artist's Wife (full page in colour) - Ezra Pound (hp in colour) - Inca with Birds (colour) - Siege of Barcelona 15thC (colour) - Dog Rampant - Flight Commander Orlebar - 9 pics., and text/article. sleekburnc.

Elstree Studio and the Stuntmen on the Set of Jamaica Inn: Stunt Men Jump for their Lives on the Elstree Set as The Barque Runs Aground - Link Neale the New Zealander Wrestler now Stunt Man - George Crawford (Modrich) Yugoslavian Born Wrestler and Stuntman - Bill Garnon Physical Trainer - Syd Turner - King Curtis - Gene Beckett ex Circus Performer -Tony Arpino - Jack De Loy South African Life Guard - Cab Cashford of New Zealand - Bert Marotta the Athlete - x11 pics., and text/article.

Piece titled Home of a Hermit: Fred Tatham and His Jerry-built House on the Sands of the Duddon Estuary, Lake District - Inside His House - View of the River Duddon Estuary - Sand Dunes Outside His Back Door - x4 pics., and text/article.

Piece titled The Borders of Insanity; Elsy and Jim Borders of 81 Kingsway, Coneyhall Estate, West Wickham, Kent with other residents of the Coneyhall Estate Residents Association, set up a mortgage strike in their fight to get compensation from building societies for misrepresentation etc for their badly built homes: - Residents of the Coney Hall Estate at a Meeting - Kingsway, Coneyhall Estate in Kent where the Borders Live - Residents of the Coneyhall Estate Listen to Mrs Borders Speaking at a Meeting - The Site for More Houses; Until the Borders Case Came On - Mister and Mrs Borders Parlour in Their Parlour, The Centre of a National Movement to Protect house Buyers From Unscrupulous Builders (hp) - Part of the Complaint Where Roof Beams Are Badly Cemented - Underneathe The Borders Home Where the Foundation are Faulty - Alfred Leanery DCM VC One of Mrs Borders Strongest Supporters - Mrs Grace of Coney Hall another Resident who Complained - Mrs Borders with Mrs Leaney Helping with the Campaign - Pamela Borders aged 3½ Stays with Her Grandmother - x11 pics., and text/article. Info. The case of Bradford Third Equitable Benefit Building Society v Borders.

Where the Gypsied hold Their Sunday School: Gypsy Children at Prayer in their Cowshed Sunday School at St Mary Cray, Kent - Gypsy Williams Taking the Sunday School - x4 pics., and text/article; article mentions Mrs E. M. Ruttley the Orpington Church Worker.

Vaishing Trick (cat and a vase) - x4 pics.

The Principal Press: Charles Prestwich Scott Former Editor Manchester Guardian - Sir Robert Bruce Editor of the Glasgow Herald - Rt. Hon. Thomas Moles Editor of Belfast Telegraph Arthur H. Mann Ed. of the Yorkshire Post - W. P. Crozier Ed. Of Manchester Guardian - W. L. Andrews Ed. Of the Leeds Mercury - W. D. Robieson Ed. of the Glasgow Herald - Table Showing Journalists Salaries - Earl Provincial Paper, The Stamford Mercury 1722 - The Ludlow Postman 1719 - x9 pics., and text/article.

New Sport at Harringay Arena: Roller Catch - x1 pic., and small caption article.

Correspondence Pages - What Our Readers Say:

The Unspeakable - from D. Lee, 45, Wessex Ave, Horfield, Bristol 7.

How Many Drum Majors? - from Alan Lines of 21, East Rd, Longsight, Manchester 13.

Drum Major Baldwin - H. Hulse, 22 Wentworth Rd, South Yardley, Birmingham.

Tyneside and How Can Refugees Start Factories? - from C. Adams, 17 Byrefield Rd, Guildford Surrey.

Bank Clerks Salaries - from Bank Clerk, Alderley Edge, nr Manchester.

Picture Post Goes to Prison - from "Abed-negro", Mecklenburgh St, London WC.

Cause of Traffic Accidents - from W. E. Thom, 151 Lower Kimmage Rd, Dublin SW7.

Brendan Harkins Statement on The Irish Question - from Sir A. Wilson Hungerford MP, Asst. Parliamentary Sec., Ministry of Finance.

Tyneside, and Greenside and The Pack Horse Inn and Institute - from William Todd, 1 Ashwood Lee, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne.

Are They British (George Watsons College Article) - from A. Somerville, 145 Brentsfield Place, Edinburgh 10.

On Public Schools - H. Wilson, Harehills Ave, Leeds.c.keenlyside

Public Schools - from T. F. Egerton Warburton, Warrior House Hotel, St Leonards on Sea, Sussex.

Churchill on Munich Protest - from R. A. Abbott, Borrowash House, nr Derby.

What is Libel - from C. Wilkins, 35 Dunthorne St, Ayr.

National Service Training - from F. Taylor 50 Percy Rd, London W12.

The Army Should Learn Its Manners - from Sapper T. of hants.

The Picture Post Lesson - from Boys of 3B Lower, Borough of Ilford Education Committee, Laxford Central School (Boys Dept) letter written by Charles Dutson.

Housing in North and South Shields - from William G. Wright (Ordnance Surveyor) 15 Forrest Rd Edinburgh 1. Info on poverty in the area.

Wanted a Childrens Lord Nuffield (on nursery schools) - from B. Tchaykovsky, MD, Langham House, 5 St Johns Rd, Harrow.

Church is Not State Finances - from R. F. Griffiths, 39 Lordswood Rd, Harborne, Birmingham, 17.

Frog in a Glass of Lemonade - from Mrs H. M. Summer, 12 Bilbury Cres, Henleaze, Bristol.

Service to Canada - from H. C. Sieburth, Trans-Canada Grain Agency Ltd, Marine Bldg, Vancouver BC.

Was it Stefan Lorant? - from Frank A King, Kingsville, Wickford Rd, Westcliff on Sea Essex.

The Part the Germans Played (ref. Tyne Plywood Works) - from W. Mark Pybus and Sons, Milburn House, Dean Street, Newcastle upon Tyne 1.


Birds Custard - fp back cover in colour; illustration drawn by FCH.

Butlins Holiday Camps at Skegness, Clacton - hp advert.

False Teeth and Milton Dentur Powder - small.

The Put up Bed.

Hoover and Goblin Cleaner x2 small ads.

Rogers Majestic High Fidelity Radio.

Ekner Antacid Tonic.

Kemp Hair Lustre Resotrer for Women.

Osram Bulbs.


health Ray Lampo for Healthy Tans - hp.

Aspro Tablets - hp.

Preservene Soap.

Kolynos Dental Cream.

Remington Close Shaver.

Nestle's Milk for Custard.

Royal Air Force Recruiting Ad. for Air Observers.

Batchelors Peas.

Murphy Radio A72 - hp.

All Bran for Constipation hp.

Charnaux Girdles.

Hercules Model S Bicycle - hp.

Ambrose Wilson Corsets - fp with prices.

Frogs Do Fly! - The Frog MK IV Model Aeroplane - fp.

Brook Bond Dividend Tea - hp.

Cadburys Dairy Milk and Plain Chocolate Bars - hp.

Vauxhall Twelve Car - fp.

Capstan Navy Cut Cigarettes - hp.

True Story Magazine 6d. - fp.

The Maufacturers Life Insurance Co. of Canada - fp.

Christy Natural Wave (hairdressing) - fp.

The Childrens Play Centres Fund; Fundraising adv by Chairman Mrs G. M. Trevelyan - fp.

Villiers Motorised Bicycle.

Pifco Electric Massager.

Salisburys Handbags.

Rocker Chairs from James Woodhouse and Son - fp.

Craven A Cigarettes.

Timothy White and Taylors Dispensaries - fp.

Beauty Editress of the Daily Mirror Theodora Benson and Make Up Tips - fp.

ARTICLES (text only):

One Law for The Rich - full page article by Edward Hulton.

What Science Has Done for the Camera-man - article only by John Langdon Davies.

She Wanted a Piano - short story by T. Thompson.

Crossword Puzzles (not done).

In Search of Adventure - holiday article. sleekburnc. 2503


Picture Post was a photojournalistic magazine published in the United Kingdom from 1938 to 1957. It was co-founded by Stefan Lorant and Sir Edward G. Hulton and is still considered a pioneering example of photojournalism.

This is an original but USED vintage magazine, not a scan and not a later re-print. If there is a particular date you require in regards to this item eg. For a birthday or anniversary etc please ask. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

Approx 48 Pages (96 sides). It measures approx 340x250mm (13.5x9.75inches). The spine is rubbed/worn (see scan) with binding witness marks. There is a little age yellowing. Some of the pages are loose, and have handling marks, blemishes due to their great age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The staples had been removed. The images vary in size. PLEASE NOTE: I cannot guarantee that the issue is complete 'as published' - but what I have described above IS present. As far as I can tell there are no pages missing, but if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK.

The above description details the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page."Info." in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the text. This item will be packaged in a tube and sent RM small parcels.

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Product Code 25Mar1939 (1200) 7Jan2019 D7