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GLAHA 52933: Photograph of 'Drooko' poster c.1895-6 - click to view larger image

GLAHA 52933
Photograph of "Drooko" poster c.1895-6
(photograph)

DES MACDONALD, Margaret; (English; 1864-1933) DES MACDONALD, Frances; (English; 1873-1921)


Materials:
photograph adhered to the card
Dimensions:
12.5 x 6.9 (photo) 25.4 x 16.5 (incl. card)
Frame:
Marks:
inscr. in black ink b.r. "Poster for umbrellas. / 'Invention' showing the / umbellifence [?] , the source of its construction / by Margaret + Frances Macdonald."; s. b.r. (original poster) "MARGARET / MACDONALD. / FRANCES / MACDONALD."; inscr. t.l. (original poster) "JOSEPH / WRIGHT. / GLASGOW / UMBRELLA / FACTORY / WAREHOUSES / 106 ARGYLE ST. / 48 ARGYLE ARCADE / 71 UNION ST. / 405 NEW CITY RD."
References:
Notes:
The "Dooko" poster was designed for Joseph Wright's successful umbrella company. The poster itself caused a stir. As one of the more public images of the 'Spook School', its merits and failings were hotly debated in the local press.
Keywords:
PHOTOGRAPH : ARCHIVAL : DROOKO : POSTER : UMBRELLA : FEMALE FIGURE : STYLISED FIGURE : CRM ONLINE :

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