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The Sketch

The Sketch was a British illustrated weekly newspaper, published between  February 1893 and  June 1959, by the Illustrated London News Company and was primarily a society magazine with regular features on Royalty and the aristocracy, theatre, cinema and arts, with a high photographic content.

This issue has 16 pages ( 32 sides)
This first part of the description features a list of Images i.e. photographs, sketches, drawings etc (these sometimes have descriptive articles but not always). They include:

The Right Hon. Andrew Murray the Lord Provost of Edinburgh and Chairman of the Edinburgh Festival  front page
 View of the Castle Lit Up  
 View from the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill – The Castle and Princes Street  
 Palace of Holyroodhouse  
 Mr John Reid - The hon. Secretary and Administrative Director of the Festival  
 Mr Rudolph Bing -Artistic Director  
Photographs of the Edinburgh Opening Ceremony by Paul Shillabur and Scottish Tourist Board:
 Opening Ceremony – High Constables in Procession to the Service at St Giles  
 Lord Provost and Lord Mayor of London with Civic Dignitaries from All Over Britain  - Andrew Hunter Arbuthnot Murray
 Lord Mayor of London Sir Frederick Wells  
 Lord Provost and Lord Mayor of London Entering St Giles  
 Pipe Band of the Cameron Highlanders Crossing the Drawbridge on to the Esplanade at the Castle  
 Highland Dancing Display in the Assembly Rooms Where the Lord Provost Held a Supper Reive for his Guests  
 Lady Rosebery Arriving at St Giles  with another lady
Sketches by Milein Cosman of Artist appearing at the Edinburgh Festival:
 Louis Kentner on the Piano  
 Yehudi Menuhin on Violin  
 Segovia on Guitar  - Andrés Segovia Spanish Classical Guitarist
 Leon Goossens Oboe Player  
 Arthur Schnabel on Piano  
 Alfred Cortot on Piano  
 John Barbirolli the Conductor  
 Eduard Van Beinum the Conductor  
 Boyd Neel the Conductor  
Edinburgh - Opera, Ballet and Plays:
 Scene from " Cosi fan Tutte " at the Kings Theatre by the Glyndebourne Opera Company
 Scene from " Giovanni " by the Glyndebourn Opera Company  
 Scene From Sir David Lindsay s "Satire of the Three Estates" by the Scottish Drama Company at the Assembly hall  
 Scene From the Clock Symphony Ballet – Moira Shearer – Alexander Grant  
 John Gielgud s Production of Euripides "Medea", an Adaption of the play by Robinson Jeffers the American Poet, at The Lyceum – Eileen Herlie  
 The XIVth Olympiad – The President Mr J. Sigfrid Edstrom  full page photograph by Antony Beauchamp – the caption under the photograph gives a message from the President
 Horse Trials  or cross country at Aldershot ?
 Ceremony of Lighting The Flame at Olympia, Peloponnesus – A Greek Girl Ligts the Torch From an Olive Twig Ignited by Burning Glass from, the Suns Rays  
 Runner Bearing the Torch to Katakolon  
 A Little Girl, Ressembling the Carrying of the Torch – Running With an Ice Cream Cone  
 The Torch in the Stadium at Wembley  
 Igniting the Beacon At Wembley  
 The Wembley Assembly  a full page aerial photograph of the arena at the opening ceremony
 George VI Greets the President Mister J. Sigfrid Edstrom  an two others
 Wing Commander Donald Finlay REeading The Olympic Oath  
 The Torchbearer – Runner John Mark Circling the Stadium  
 The Flame After it was Lit by the Torch  
Action Photographs of Some of the Competitors of the Olympic Games: (Double page)
 A. B. Leyman of Sweden  
 Maureen A. J. Gardner of Great Britain  
 G. M. Clarke of Great Britain  
 A. E. Panhorst-Niesink of Holland  
 F. E. Blankers-Koen of Holland  
 V. M. Draves of The USA  
 M. T. Wood of Australia  shaking hands with another rower
 Zoe Ann Olsen of USA  swimming
 A. Coachman of USA  Keenlyside
 M. T. Wood of Australia  
 G. Reiff of Belgium  
 Lieutenant G. A. G. Brooke of Great Britain  
 C. Kouyos of France Wrestling With N. Akar of Turkey  
 The Chinese Basket Ball Team  
 B. Ericson of Sweden  shot put
 J. N. De Pietro of USA  weightlifter
 W. S. Steele of USA  
 H. Lepage of France and L. Cantone of Italy  fencing
 B. Goldovany of Hungary – Haukur Clausen of Iceland – H. N. (Barney) Ewell of USA – George G. S. Lewis of Trinidad  
Olympic Yacht Racing in Torbay -:
 Dragon Class – Firefly Class – Swallow Class – 6 Metre Class – Star Class  near half double page (panoramic) of sketches
 Torquay Harbour  
 Re-Measuring a Competitttor  
 Portugal Rejoices as P12 Leads the Swallows Sketched from Yacht Cosette  
Sketches "Specially Drawn for the Sketch by C. E. Turner
 Torbay – The Sixes Running Round a Mark  
 Brazilian Star Class with External Ballast  
 Swallows Setting Spinnakers  
Instruments Used in the Olympics:
 Starting Blocks  
 Timing Mechanism on Athletics Cours  
 Finishing Camera   Photo Finish  
 Sound Control Roon  
 Long Jump Measure  
 Sound Recording  
Some Broken Records:
 W. M. Thompson of USA – Pyutting the Shot  
 Dorothy Tyler of Great Britain in the High Jump  
 A. Consolino of Italy Throwing The Discus  
 Maureen Gardner GB in the Hurdles ;
 Ann Curtis of USA  
 R. Cochran of USA in Hurdles  
 J. F. Mikaelsson of Sweden in the 10,000M Walk  
 Emile Zatopek of Czechoslovakia – Runner  
 Alice Coachman of USA in the High Jump  
 Nell Van Vliet of Holland – Breast Stroke  
 Karen Harup of Denmark – Swimmer  
 M. G. Whitfield USA – Runner Sleekburnc.
 William Smith of USA – Swimmer  
 Fanny Blankers-Koen with Her Little Girl  
 Fanny Blankers Koen on the Podium  
 Fanny Blankers Koen Riding Through the Streets of Amsterdam in Open Carriage  
 The Closing Ceremony  full page with text
 Fun and Games  two cartoons of the Olymnpic Games drawn by Peter Ender and Boast  
Full page of adverts incl. Gorringes Model Womans Suit The "Bainton" Debenham and Freebody Crepon Blouse The Youthline Waspie Corselette The Delaware Design by Clarks Shoes of Street Somerset, With Clarks Footgauge
Full page of adverts incl. Selfridges of Oxfrord St London Rodex Coat gby W. O. Peake Ltd - - Celanese Satin Brocade Gossard Girdle Corselette
 Fashions: A Norman Hartnell Orchid Satin Evening Dress  
 Fashion: A Victor Stiebel Debutante Evening Gown  
Double page of adverts incl. Mackesons Stout KumFees by holmes of Norwich (shoes) Harry Hall Riding Mack Nicoll Clothes , Womans Suit Gor-Ray Skirt Miel Rousell Belts Girdle Swan Nib (Pen) – etc
Full page of adverts incl: humber Champion Spark Plugs Daimler Twenty Seven Car - -- Vat 69 Whisky Robinsons Barley Water – back cover
Full page of adverts incl: Rolls Royce Walters Footwear Ltdc, Brevitt Austin Reed Mens Jacket Grants Scotch Whisky – inner front cover 
This second part of the description features items of news articles etc but have no images associated with the subject matter unless listed above. They include:

The Edinburgh Festival by Ivor Brown

An Edinburgh Commentary with Special Reference to John Gielgud's Festival Production of Medea – by John Courtenay Sketch Theatre Correspondent

Olympic Commentary by Louis T. Stanley

The Olympic Yacht Racing in Torbay by Gilbert Hackforth-Jones

Table Showing The Torbay Yacht Racing Results

Epitaph of the London Olympic Games – by Louis T. Stanley

Melvillainy by Alan Melville – a comical poem/verse about the Olympic Games origins

The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only. It measures 350 x 250 mm (13.5 x 9.75 inches).The spine is loose with binding witness marks where once bound, some pages are loose. There is some age yellowing with some spotting. Some pages may have minor cuts tears and blemishes due to their great age. The images vary in size. There are no outer advertising pages/cover unless otherwise stated. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated.

This item will be packaged in a tube.  

Quotation or speech marks in the text signifies 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.
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 so if you are looking for something in particular in these pages PLEASE ASK. The process of the page numbering in The Illustrated London News are applied in a yearly sequence and therefore do not start at number 1. 

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