Newspaper vendor on the Edgware Road. c.1955

Frederick James Wilfred

Newspaper vendor on the Edgware Road. c.1955
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 22cm x 22cm

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A newspaper vendor wearing a coat and scarf sits on a stool under a makeshift shelter beside her stall. The Evening Standard headline reads 'Royal Wedding Crowds Mass'. Across the street is Edgware Road tube station with the Green Man pub on the corner.

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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