Two men sit in a launderette. c.1955
3 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 22cm

Two men sit in a launderette. c.1955

Frederick James Wilfred

© Russell Wilfred/courtesy Museum of London

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Two men wearing coats sit in a launderette with their backs to the camera. In front of them is a row of washing machines. The establishment's opening hours are displayed in the window, together with a notice requesting that people do not leave cars outside. The window reflects the awning of the business next door and a building across the street.

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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