butterfly cosmetics, brixton road (historical)

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  1. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    anyone help my research on this? location attached. i'd love to put a date to it and/or info/pics re the manufacturer :)

    eta: have found one ref in chemist & druggist from 1936 :thumbs:

    eta2: is it the same location as the teeth institute? :D


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  2. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    can anyone confirm i have the right location for the building (ex-parke's chemist)?

    ad from 1931

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  3. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    277 Brixton Rd would be somewhere just south of Loughborough Rd
    That strip is mostly grassy public space along the road but there a couple of fairly recent blocks that are part of Angell Town estate.
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  4. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    hadn't even considered numbering might have changed over time. ta, cuppa.
  5. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    okay, nothing has changed re numbering, for some reason my first map search gave the first (tooth institute) location, but now i'm getting loughborough road as per cuppa's post. maybe i'm not cut out for this research lark :D but i do have a timeframe of early-mid 30s and a link to the film industry through the distributor on wardour st.

    now i'm pursuing the theory that "charles urban: trendsetter" is in some way significant to the naming of this place, although he was only 8 in 1875. am i getting close editor? :hmm::D
  6. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    I looked this up using ye olde white horse now jamm as a marker, it's at 261 Brixton Rd
    so 277 would be somewhere in the row of buildings starting in the bottom right of this picture......

    also the film industry connection is confirmed by the word 'panchromatic' .....which relates to the new colour film emerging at the time...

    The History of 1920s Makeup in Film
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  7. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    awesome pic and link ta :cool:
  8. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

  9. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

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  10. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    So in the Lambeth Archive photo I posted, 277 is the building on the right cut in half by the edge of the photo. I think it says "DANI..." above the shop.
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  11. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    in 1942 :thumbs:
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  12. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    I want to know what John and Marie Dix did to the Bessant sisters!
  13. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    the sisters fate may have been at the hands of roy cowl, director :thumbs:


    that's from the stage, 1928.

    i've had a somewhat circular thing going on as leichner were (i think) the most famous european makers of theatrical makeup and they also had a presence in brixton in 1933 :)

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    eta: 30 acre lane is now a bright ?orange restaurant, to the left of trinity house.
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  14. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

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