The Overcrowding that is Typical of Conditions in the Coloured Quarters of Some British Towns

Made:
1949
maker:
Bert Hardy

Silver gelatin print by Bert Hardy, printed in 1985, titled "The Overcrowding that is Typical of Conditions in the Coloured Quarters of Some British Towns." Originally published in Picture Post, July 2, 1949. Story titled "Is There a British Colour Bar?", about racism in Britain. Caption in magazine reads: "Mrs. Johnson lives with two daughters, whose husbands are seamen, and eleven grandchildren. She and six grandchildren sleep in three beds in this room: Mrs. Johnson and two children in the bed, top right, three children in the bed on the left, and an older grand-daughter in the bed in the foreground."

Photographer's stamp on verso.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1991-5065/26
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
National Science and Media Museum, Bradford

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