Philip Poole (1909 - 1999) working in his pen shop 'His Nibs' at the back of the artists’ shop, Cornelissen. Originally, Philip Poole’s pen shop, was located on Drury Lane. Many of the leading newspaper cartoonist, also fine artists, illustrators, animators, composers and calligraphers, patronised ‘His Nibs’. Poole is holding a drawing, an 80th birthday card from cartoonist Ralph Steadman to Philip Poole. Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London, UK, 28th June 1993
PS: An exhibition about Philip Poole, curated by Emma Stirling-Middleton, is featuring at the Cartoon Museum, 63 Wells Street, London W1, from 19 Feb 2020 to 24 Jan 2021. “Dear Mr. Poole” the exhibition includes cartoonists illustrated letters to Mr. Poole.
PS: The exhibition can be viewed online during the lockdown.
Location: Bloomsbury, London, UK
Photographer: Richard Keith Wolff