A collection of cards tacked to a board inside a locked frame advertising the services of female sex workers. c.1955

Frederick James Wilfred

 
A collection of cards tacked to a board inside a locked frame advertising the services of female sex workers. c.1955
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 22cm

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A collection of cards tacked to a board inside a locked frame advertising the services of female sex workers. Most of the cards use euphemisms such as 'model' to designate the sex workers and innuendo to describe the services they provide.

Fred Wilfred worked as Chief Photographer for Hawker Siddeley Aviation during the 1950s. In 1963 he started his own commercial and portrait studio in Hampton Hill. Wilfred was a member of the Richmond and Twickenham Photographic Society and a founder member of the London Portrait Group. Acclaimed for his portraiture and wedding photography, his documentary work, like this photograph, has remained largely unseen.

© Russell Wilfred/courtesy Museum of London

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