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Photos of the 1920s Gallery

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Lands End House CC012271 Featured Photos of the 1920s Image

Lands End House CC012271

Staircase at Land'??s End House, Beggars Hill Road, Charvil, Berkshire, 5 March 1935. Millar & Harris cellulose nitrate negative. The photographers make superlative use of light and shade to create an expressionistic view of the staircase at Land'??s End House. The house was built in 1935 and designed by architect Guy Morgan for the aircraft manufacturer Frederick George Miles. A full-height window at the front of the house lit this curved rubber-clad staircase. Millar & Harris had been established in 1912 as Millar & Stone, and became Millar & Harris in 1924. The firm'??s extensive client base included architects such as Guy Morgan, estate agents Knight Frank & Rutley, and the construction company Mowlem

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Crowsteps, Newbury Featured Photos of the 1920s Image

Crowsteps, Newbury

Crowsteps, Tydehams, Newbury, Berkshire, c 1930. Herbert Felton (c 1887-1968), silver gelatin DOP (developing out paper) print. Designed by Thomass Tait of Sir John Burnet, Tait & Lorne, and built in 1929, Crowsteps is one of the earliest Modernist houses in England. It was clearly inspired by the German architect Peter Behrena's New Ways in Northampton which was built between 1925 and 1926, and Tait was commissioned on the strength of his workers housing for Crittalla's at Silver End in Essex built between 1927 and 1928. Herbert Felton, whose professional reputation owed much to his photography of Modernist architecture, has used a low point of view to take advantage of the reflective qualities of the garden pool to double the mass of the house and fill the portrait-orientated negative. Felton's ability as an architectural photographer was such that he became the first professional photographer to be employed by the National Buildings Record in 1941

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City Of London War Memorial BL25608_005 Featured Photos of the 1920s Image

City Of London War Memorial BL25608_005

City Of London War Memorial, Cornhill, London. The City of London First World War memorial outside the portico of the Royal Exchange, showing the east face of the memorial bearing an inscription listing the regiments from the area.
This memorial to servicemen from the City of London lost in WWI was unveiled by HRH the Duke of York on the 12th of November 1920 was paid for by funds raised during the mayoralty of Colonel The Right Honourable Sir Horace Brooks Marshall, KCVO LLD, the Mayor of London during the peace celebrations, who also commissioned Bedford Lemere and Company to take this photograph

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