A man changes the bulb in a streetlamp. c.1955

Frederick James Wilfred

 
A man changes the bulb in a streetlamp. c.1955
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 22cm

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A man changes the bulb in a streetlamp while standing on a cherry picker mounted on a truck. The truck is parked in the Strand near Trafalgar Square. Nelson's column is visible in the background. The street is thronged with shoppers.

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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