Postman, Sutton High Street: 20th century

 
Postman, Sutton High Street: 20th century
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm

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Postman, Sutton High Street. In the early 1930s, postmen wore a dark blue uniform with red piping on the trousers. The 'shako' peaked cap, with a badge on the front declaring 'General Post Office', was replaced in 1932 by a flat peaked cap. The unknown photographer who captured this image used a 35-millimetre camera, and produced hundreds of photos of individuals walking along Sutton High Street. The photographer usually waited until the subject became aware of the camera before seizing the portrait.

Image Details

Date
 
1931 AD - 1935 AD
Image Number
 
004623

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