Part of the Image of the Elephant: The Horse Dealers

Made:
1949
maker:
Bert Hardy

Silver gelatin print by Bert Hardy, printed in 1985, titled "Part of the Image of the Elephant: The Horse Dealers". Originally published in Picture Post Vol. 42, No. 2, January 8, 1949. Story titled "Life in the Elephant", about everyday life in London's Elephant and Castle neighbourhood. Caption in magazine reads: "The face of the Elephant wears all expressions -- victorious, defeated, homely and hoodlum. The live look of the working girl, the dead pan of the wide boy. The waggish grin of the barrow-monger buying a pony in the Horse repository. Faces to laugh at. Faces to wink at. Faces that hit you like a blow."

Photographer's stamp on verso.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1991-5065/35
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
National Science and Media Museum, Bradford