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Change of Address
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Change of Address, 196061
Pen and ink
A design produced for a change-of-address card for Ernest Cooper's London Health Centre Ltd, which moved its head office from 9 Wigmore Street to 35 Baker Street sometime in 196061. The illustration was later reused for a card announcing a further move, to 78 Baker Street, in 19656. The bearded figure leading the move is Cooper himself. One of the items being moved bears a reference to Dean's Mill purchased by Cooper in the mid-1950s: 'We buy the wheat on the farm and grind it at our own mill' (advertisement on the back cover of the 1956 edition of Bread: The Whole-Wheat Way to Health). Among other objects the movers are carrying is a large painting: Cooper displayed some of his William Roberts art collection in his shops.
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Worthing 1972
Cf. Across the Counter 1958
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