Milkman on Charing Cross Road: 1935

Wolfgang Suschitzky

Milkman on Charing Cross Road: 1935
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 27cm x 22cm

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Outside the Cameo, a newsreel cinema that also showed short films, a milkman carries out his rounds. He pushed a handcart marked 'Coliseum Dairy' down Charing Cross Road to make his deliveries. Many milkmen used a horse and cart to transport their produce.
Wolfgang Suschitzky photographed the working-class community that populated the Charing Cross area at the time, and the everyday life of London. 'I take pictures of whatever attracts my eye, that is the essence of photography, you are tempted by views of other life', he said.
Suschitzky worked as a film cameraman in nearby Soho. Between his working hours, he created a series of photos depicting the activity in and around Charing Cross.

© Family Suschitzky/Donat /Museum of London

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