Child Staring into Bakery Window, London
© Photograph by Edith Tudor-Hart

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Child Staring into Bakery Window, London Photographed about 1935
This was Tudor-Hart’s most popular photograph during the 1930s and was reproduced in a number of propaganda pamphlets. The juxtaposition of the plentitude of the bakery window with the dishevelled and hungry child reinforced the opposition of rich and poor, one of the key political dynamics of the era. Along with the illustrators Pearl Binder and James Fitton, Tudor-Hart planned a book titled ‘Rich Man, Poor Man’ which was never published. This photograph might have been the volume’s front cover; its message was quickly grasped and its sentiment was appealing to British audiences.

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  • Acc. No. PGP 279.31B
  • Medium Modern silver gelatine print from archival negative
  • Size 35.30 x 30.00 cm
  • Credit Presented by Wolfgang Suschitzky 2004