Man pastes up a billboard advertisement. c.1955
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 25cm

Man pastes up a billboard advertisement. c.1955

Frederick James Wilfred

© Russell Wilfred/courtesy Museum of London

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A man uses a brush to paste up a billboard advertisement which reads 'Unzipp A Banana'. On either side of him is a bucket and a ladder. There is a row of posters on the surrounding billboards, including adverts for Rothmans and Nelson cigarettes and for whisky.

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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