Window of a fish and chip shop. c.1955

Frederick James Wilfred

 
Window of a fish and chip shop. c.1955
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 22cm

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The window of a fish and chip shop running with condensation. On it is painted the names of fish available. There is a blurred view of the interior of the shop showing jars of pickled foodstuffs, a pair of hands adding fish to the window display, and a woman in a headscarf at the counter. Through the open door to the right a stooping figure can be seen and the words 'A Merry Xmas' chalked on a board.

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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