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The Gyp Varsity cartoon by H A Moden

72 Humberstone Road

History of 72 Humberstone Road


Harry Moden, 29, manufacturer’s clerk scientific instruments, b Cambridge

May, 29, b Stapleford

Before his marriage Harry had lived with his family at The Wheatsheaf, 3 Market Hill. It was during the period 1903 to 1914 that as well as his day time job, he was most prolific as an artist and cartoonist. He produced many humorous sketches of Cambridge life, many of which were printed as postcards on sale in local shops. He would visit the New Theatre and made silhouette sketches of the cast of each production. He also designed menu cards, programme covers and advertisements for both local and national products. However, his health suffered, and on doctor’s advice he started to take more exercise and moved from the house in Humberstone Road, to Milton Road, in 1914. His artistic output reduced significantly and after this time he was mostly forgotten as a local artist.

Varsity Sketch: On the Cam by H A Moden

Station Raid by Harry Moden

Ragging by Harry Moden

After the Rag by Harry Moden

Attack on the Tram by H A Moden

A Debate at the Union, Harry A Moden

Peace and Plenty by Harry Moden

King’s Parade by H A Moden

Trapped by H A Moden

College Bedder by H A Moden

‘Love is blind’, H A Moden c.1911


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