Mr and Mrs R Lived With Their 6 Children in a Damp Basement Flat…

Made:
1969-06 in London
maker:
Hedges, Nick

Gelatin silver print entitled 'June, 1969. London E1. Mr and Mrs R lived with their 6 children in a damp basement flat of the decaying Rothschild Dwellings. The flat was tiny and very dark. 3 girls (13, 5 and 3) shared one bedroom, the boys (11 and twins aged 1) shared the other bedroom. Mr and Mrs R slept in the living room. There was no bathroom, no hot water, the kitchen was only big enough for 2 people to stand up in, one of the twins had a hole in the heart condition. Shelter rehoused the family in Peterborough where they are buying their own house.' by Nick Hedges.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5235/122
Measurements:
image: 237 mm x 153 mm
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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