1950s illustration


Siamese Cat, 1939 by Agnes Miller-Parker by totallymystified

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<br />From English Wood Engraving 1900-1950 by Thomas Balston, Art and Technics Ltd, 1951.

Agnes Miller Parker (1895–1980) was an engraver and illustrator. Born in Ayrshire, she spent most of her career in London and southern Britain.

‘Le passe-muraille’ a.k.a. ‘Mr. Peek-a-Boo- Felix Labisse illustration detail from the French movie poster for the film, Le Passe Muraille, 1951, directed by Jean Boyer.

A civil servant who can walk through the walls falls in love with a girl and pretends to be a thief. Arrested, he manages to escape, confesses his love and discovers he has lost his gift.