McCarthy's grocery store. c.1955
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 22cm

McCarthy's grocery store. c.1955

Frederick James Wilfred

© Russell Wilfred/courtesy Museum of London

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McCarthy's grocery store on a street corner. The interior of the shop is visible through the window, with shelves stocked with products. The shopkeeper is in the centre in his cap and overall. The awning advertises Benedict Peas. On the window are adverts for Lyons and Typhoo tea, Tizer, Sunblest bread and Beecham's Powders.

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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