About this artwork

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.

Edith Tudor-Hart

Owen Logan

Edith Tudor-Hart

Owen Logan