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These Mac Tatchell prints were created in the 1950's and 60's by Macmillan for use in classrooms across the UK.
This print is entitled "Covent Garden Market, London" and is taken from his original watercolour. It shows the original fruit and vegetable market which was still operating in the 1950's. The traders are moving boxes of goods around whilst being checked by a manager. To see how accurate this picture is you can take a look at a piece of Pathe Newsreel from the same period here.
This is a glorious print with technicolour type colouring and a soft, painterly style. It conjours up the changing times of the 1950's and shows an iconic London landmark.
This print is in excellent condition with no marks or creases to the main area at all. The white edges are clean. There is one pin hole per corner and staple marks down one side of the white border - these are from the book that the prints were originally delivered in.
Overall the print measures 54cm x 43cm, the printed area measures 48cm x 38cm. It is number 38 in the Macmillan Geography Series.
These prints are sent rolled in cardboard tubes.
MAC TATCHELL'S images of industry, geography and history defined the world for many a child growing up from the 50's to the 1970's. AS well has his work for Macmillan he was also a contibutor to Look and Learn Magazine and produced many covers and posters for them.