Silver gelatin print by Bert Hardy, printed in 1985, titled "The Gloomy Yard That Fails to Damp the Spirit". 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: "A losing battle with the grimy air. Two bob where four should be. And nowhere to keep the baby's pram. Yet still the local housewife is a battler, whose tone has eloquence and force."
Photographer's stamp on verso.