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Polishes Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 26 pictures in our Polishes collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Playbill postcard for Alfs Button Featured Print

Playbill postcard for Alfs Button

The most popular manifestation of Orientalism after WWI seems to have been Alfs Button'. W.A Darlingtons novel appeared in1920, was filmed (silent movie) the same year, became a stage play in 1924 (as pictured here in this playbill by John Hassall), and was re-filmed as one of the first British talkies in 1930. The play deals with the dull routine of war - the hero, Alf, then receives a new uniform with a button made from Aladdins lamp, and from there the fun starts. A formidable genie appears, and when Alf orders Strike me pink! obeys, so that Alf gets a skin condition that confounds all the army doctors. Date: 1924

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Cotton Balling/China Featured Print

Cotton Balling/China

An old lady winds cotton into ballas, whilst a younger man polishes a crystal disk on a low bench. Their work in front of a modest homestead with a straw roof

© Mary Evans Picture Library/GROSVENOR PRINTS

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