Wednesday, 19 September 2012

International Talk like a Pirate Day

Scupper that! Today be International Talk like a Pirate Day. Strike yer colours!

Here be one of the most famous of all pirates, Cap'n Hook, in a design by those sons of a biscuit Silver Studio in 1932.

Design for a printed cretonne featuring characters from Peter Pan by Winifred Mold for the Silver Studio, 1932 (SD11392, Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture)

Winifred Mold did them thar design above, and... Avast! here be another by her wit' Pan cutlass-fighting Cap'n Hook.

Design for a printed cretonne featuring Peter Pan and Captain Hook fighting, by Winifred Mold for the Silver Studio, 1932  (SD11430, MoDA)

J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan was released as a play in 1904 and quickly became a popular theme fer sprogs's nursery papers and textiles. A decade earlier and there were other pirates captivating the little 'uns like that salty sea dog, Long John Silver in Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, Cassell and Co. Ltd., 1892 (BADDA4404, MoDA)

Splice the membrane! Who would think these pirate yarns could make wallpaper and textile designs?

T' see more children's books in the collection click here. Hoist the anchor!

1 comment:

  1. Hello, my name is Joshua Provoste ... Looking fashionable clothes and things I was here for a while ... I liked your pictures ... I wish you much success with all ...

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