Alf's Cafe. c.1955
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 22cm

Alf's Cafe. c.1955

Frederick James Wilfred

© Russell Wilfred/courtesy Museum of London

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Alf's Cafe on the corner of a street with strip lighting visible within. A man wearing an overcoat, with a parcel under his arm, enters. Signs on the doors and window advertise cigarettes, tobacco and Pepsi Cola. There is a menu fixed to the door and a ladder leaning in the doorway. Next to the wall are two buckets. Misty weather obscures a view down the main road.

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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