Butcher's shop window. c.1955
3 0 c m
actual image size: 23cm x 22cm

Butcher's shop window. c.1955

Frederick James Wilfred

© Russell Wilfred/courtesy Museum of London

Full image caption

The window display of a butcher's shop. The butcher, wearing an apron, ducks down to look at the camera through the window, so is surrounded on all sides by meat. Most of the cuts of meat are labelled 'English' together with the price per pound. Also visible through the counter is a chopping block and knife to the left and scales to the right.

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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