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Mrs Robinson Stuffing Mattresses: c.1900

John Galt

Mrs Robinson Stuffing Mattresses: c.1900
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 31cm

Full image caption

John Galt, a missionary and amateur photographer took this photograph of Mrs Robinson making mattresses outside her East End home. He photographed her at work, stuffing the mattresses with straw. For each completed mattress she would receive one shilling.
John Galt was a missionary with the London City Mission. This photograph was one of many he produced to show conditions in the East End and the work of the mission. His photographic intention was often to show that, contrary to popular middle-class belief, the people of the East End were worthy of salvation.

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1900 AD - 1907 AD
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