F.J. Fisher rag and metal merchants. c.1955
3 0 c m
actual image size: 23cm x 22cm

F.J. Fisher rag and metal merchants. c.1955

Frederick James Wilfred

© Russell Wilfred/courtesy Museum of London

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F.J. Fisher rag and metal merchants on the corner of a street. Clothes and furniture are displayed outside. On the windows are painted the prices paid for clean curled hair, mixed rags, a variety of metals and old feather beds. There are two old women on the pavement outside the shop, one holding onto the other's arm.

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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