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The Illustrated London News 1926

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March 6th

Front Cover Headline = Glasgow's Housing problem. - Second Indo-Sumerian article

Adverts on Front Cover = Liberty Cretonnes from 2/3d a yard 31ins wide, Australia by Orient lines - the ships are Orama (20,000 tons)- Ormuz (15,000 tons) - Orsova (12,000 tons) - Orvieto (12,000 tons) - Ormonde (15,000 tons) - Osterley (12,000 tons), Otard's the Brandy with pedigree, Elkington Plate and cutlery, Reliable tailoring for men and women The White House - Portrush - North Ireland (Hamilton's Irish Tweed), Avon British Cord tyres, State Express Cigarettes 25 for 2/-

Inside front cover adverts = "Our Nell" toilet soap 6d per tablet from JC & J Field, Spring in Sicily - Grand Hotel et des Palmes Taormina, Mothersill's seasick remedy, C Branauer & Co Ltd. Circular pointed pens .................................... Full page advert = To announce the opening of the British Citroën Works at Slough - Prices from £145 for a 7.3 h.p. 3 x seater Cloverleaf upto 11.4 h.p. 3 x seater Coupé with front wheel brakes £255

Adverts (¼ page) = Henry Heath Ltd for Hats "The Coddington" from 25/-, Spencer Pianos from Murdochs - Oxford St, Dickins and Jones (Regent St) a charming Tea Frock 6½ Gns, Gamages for Lawn Mowers etc from 24/9d - 16in x 210lb roller 42/-, .......................................................... (¾ Page advert) Highland Queen Scotch Whisky 12/6 , small adverts = Hindes Hair Tints (1 Tabernacle Street - City of London), Steam Carpet beating Company, Wallace Heaton ltd agents for Bell-Howell 'Filmo' Ciné Camera (The perfect home cinema)

Full page Advert = Maison Lyons Chocolates 4/- lb (No. 1 in a series called perfections in parallel "Mona Lisa") ............................ Frontispiece = Back in the saddle again after recovery from his recent accident (with Fernies pack in Leicestershire) : our indefatigable sporting Prince of Wales while he was out with Household Brigade drag hunt near Virginia Water 1 x pic

Our Notebook by G.K. Chesterton - writing about H.G. Wells's last novel "Christina Alberta's Father" (Chesterton wrote this weekly column from 1905 until 1932) + 1 x pic of The King shaking hands with French "Rugger" team before their match againsr England at Twickenham on February 27th. England won 11 points to NIL before a crowd of 40,000...................................... A full page of 5 x pics from the England v France "Rugger" match (not one player was mentioned by name!!)

" Birds out of the nest before they Flidge" a book review of "Home life under the Stuarts" - 1603 - 1649 by Elizabeth Godfrey 2 x pics " The trusty servant" (the famous painting on the wall of the kitchen at Winchester college) and a Stuart home's laundry "book" : A washing tally in horn from Haddon Hall .................................................. At Home and Abroad: Disasters old and new; A Demolition 7 x PicsWhere the owner (Mr Richard Whyte) and his son whom he tried to save were burned to death Drumspillan House Ayrshire, The Eiffel Tower air tragedy: Lieutenant Collot flying through the arch just before he crashed, Salvaging the monitor "Glatton" in Dover harbour etc etc

The World of Science - "The birds of the Riviera" by WP Pycraft 3 x drawings - The crested tit - The Goshawk - Riviera House Sparrows .............................................. Shown at the Royal Academy: Work for the Rome scholarships 7 x pics - awarded the Rome Scholarship for 1925 in sculpture "Sport" by Emile Jacot (A student of the Slade school) - awarded the Rome Scholarship for 1925 in Decorative painting "Christian and Hopeful arrive before the Celestial City" by Edward I Halliday (A student of the Liverpool City School of Art and of the Royal College of Art)

Books of the Day - "Things that have interested me" by Arnold Bennett, "Dance drama: Experiments in the art of the theatre" by Terence Gray, "London's Latin Quarter" by Kenneth Hare, The Flurried Years" by Violet Hunt, "The sunlit hours: A record of sport and life" by Theodore Andrea Cook, etc etc ................................................... Topicalities of the Week: New items of popular interest - A rehearsal for the Chelses Arts Ball and Egyptian Tableau 2 x pics, Producing cold by means of heat the new Electrolux refrigerator on show at the Savoy (a remarkable new invention for domestic use 1 x drawing and 2 x pics, A Paris device to avoid bus or train scrambles: a street ticket machine, London's new covered Motor Buses an experimental type etc.

double page = Unveiling the Prehistoric Civilisation of India - Discoveries in Sind, the Punjab, Baluchistan - cities older than Abraham by Sir John Marshall 2 x pics .......................................... In ancient India as in modern England: Alternative forms of burial 5 x pics

From "The Potteries" of prehistoric India: Remarkable ware 9 x pics ..................................................... Remarkable early photographs: The art of Julia Cameron (from Freshwater, Isle of Wight) 4 x beautiful pics from around 1860's

double page = Western " Barbarians" through eastern eyes - Europeans and Americans portrayed in nineteenth-century woodcuts 8 x pics

double page = A new note in etching: A " Salt-Water" artist of the sea 6 x drawings of people working on sailing ships (2 x sepia) by Mr Arthur Briscoe

full page colour = Scenes from biblical history - by Edmund Dulac "The fall of Jericho" ..................................... Personalities of the week: People in the public eye - Major H.O.D. Seagrave the famous racing motorist in his car, In view of the League meeting: Signor Mussolini (fourth from right) not looking ill as reported, entertaining Dr Nintchitch (the Yugo-slavian foreign minister), formerly at Charterhouse; Now Maharajah of Indore: Prince Yeshwant Rao Holkar, The Maharajah of Indore, who has abdicated: A sequel to the Malabar Hill case etc etc

War on the Glasgow Slums : Letting light and air into dark places by Steven Spurrier R.O.I. (a 5 page article about the slum conditions in Glasgow with 10 x powerful drawings by Steven Spurrier) this page - One type of new dwellings provided at Glasgow to replace overcrowded tenement: Villas at Moss Park - With grass plots in broader streets: New and roomy apartment houses built at Coplawhill, Glasgow ..................................................... Life in the " Back lands" of Glasgow: Appalling slum conditions (what the house reformer is striving to abolish in Glasgow: (1) A slum "Back land" area; (2) T-shaped landing in a tenement building; (3) Back-to-front and front-to-back houses

A double page drawing by Stephen Spurrier - " When a young artisan marries" in overcrowded Glasgow: Family life in single room (Where " The whole of the activities of the family are carried out, from the cradle to the coffin": A typical apartment in a Glasgow tenement shared by three generations

War on Glasgow slums: Demolitions and new dwellings 4 x pics by Steven Spurrier: The beginnings of a new Glasgow: (5) A clearance in an overcrowded area; (6) New apartment houses at Hamilton Hill- Parlour and scullery; (7) A square of new dwellings with playground for children ..................................................... Home, Ideal Home: The new exhibition at Olympia 6 x pics - Built of concrete filled in with wood framing: The Tibbenham Tudor house, which is priced at £1450 - An Old world home - over 400 years old: An interesting exhibit -etc etc

From the World's scrapbook : New and interesting items 7 x pics - Restored under supervision of the Office of Works : The new gate at Winchlesea believed to date from the time of Edward I - A young Prima Donna's sensational début: Miss Marion Tally received at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York - Honoured in New York with US Navy Cross and Lloyds Medal Captain Fried of the "President Roosevelt" with his wife - Miss Helen Wills winner of the ladies singles at Monte Carlo with Mlle E de Alvarez the Spanish lady champion who she beat. etc etc .......................................... full page advert in colour - Dewars the whisky of ancestors

Full page advert (with spot colour) The Dunlop Organisation ............................................. The World of the Theatre by J.T. Grein with 2 x photos - In the costume worn by Irving in the same part in 1882 Mr Henry Ainley as Benedick in "Much ado about nothing," at the Theatre - "Much ado about nothing," at the New: Miss Madge Titheradge as Beatrice and Miss Clare Harris as Hero

The World of Women (with 5 x pics) - Busy in South Islington on behalf of the Y.C.U. Miss I. Dowling - The Prime Minister's only unmarried daughter : Miss Betty Baldwin - The Chairman of the Young Conservative Union: Miss Fardell O.B.E. - Honorary Secretary of the ball to be held at Claridges in aid of the Y.C.U. : Miss M. Vickers - Daughter of the Secretary of State for war: Miss Worthington Evans .......................................... Humours of the "Zoo": Studies of animal life. No. VIII (15 x drawings by J.A. Shepherd) Births: Mr and Mrs Rhesus Macaque - of a Son

Fashions & Fancies - Womens fashion's - Inspiration from "Katja the Dancer" - Crepe-de-chine jumpers from Harvey Nichols - A tea gown of Bishra georgette ........................................... full page advert Johnnie Walker whisky (Old Craft Series No. 21 - Thatching)

The World of Music - Sunday Concerts in London + 2 x pics of Roman ruins at Taormina in Sicily, The Chairman of Rowntree's Mr B. Seebohm on a visit to General Smuts in South Africa + ½ page advert How Kia-Ora Lemon Squash is made 2/2 and 1/2 a bottle .............................................. full page advert The 'Duo-Art' 'Pianola' Piano from The Aeolian Co Ltd

The World of Music (cont...) plus a pic of the Prince of Wales presiding at the Annual Dinner of the Reedham Orphanage + adverts on the page = Champagne Duminy, Heirloom furniture from W. Jelks & Son, The London Assurance Company ........................................ full page advert "Why am I fretful and wakeful" take Ovaltine 1/6 2/6 and 4/6 per tin from A.Wander Ltd

The World of Music (cont...) plus a pic Lady Warwick's gift of her Essex home as a Labour College, Easton Lodge nr. Dunmow + adverts Linen sheets and pillow cases from Robinson and Cleaver-Belfast 2 x 3 yds (single bed) per pr 41/6 or 2½ x 3yds (double bed) per pr 52/6, Hotel Continental - Paris (overlooking the Tuileries Gardens), One third the cost of new tyres - re treads from Associated Rubber Manufacturers Ltd - 5,000 miles guaranteed .......................................... full page advert = Bulloch Lade Scotch Whisky £7 10s per case or 12/6 per bottle

The Chronicle of the Car (articles include The Road Fund and Famous Racing Motorists) including 2 x pics The chassis assembly chain: an interesting view in the Citroen car works in Slough, Recently supplied to the Crown Prince of Spain by the Morris Garages, Oxford: an M.G. super sports four-seater - advert = Renault 6 cylinder 26.9 hp chassis £735 ................................................. adverts =


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