A street sweeper pushing his cart. c.1955
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

A street sweeper pushing his cart. c.1955

Frederick James Wilfred

© Russell Wilfred/courtesy Museum of London

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A street sweeper wearing a coat and cap pushes his cart past a wall with two central caryatids. A row of billboards attached to the wall displays advertising posters for British European Airways, pork products, Sunblest bread, a pantomime starring Harry Secombe and Omo laundry detergent.

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.




1955 AD - 1965 AD

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