Edith Tudor-Hart

Gee Street, Finsbury, London

About this artwork

This photograph was published alongside ‘Poodle Parlour, London’ (PGP 279.33B) in the satirical magazine ‘Lilliput’ in 1939, offering a comparison between the living conditions of the urban poor and the care lavished on pets by their wealthy owners. The juxtaposition made a simple political point and encouraged the viewer to think about the unequal organisation of society. This was a rhetorical technique common in left-wing illustrated journals on the Continent. The Austrian magazine, ‘Der Kuckuck’, had published a similar story in 1931 comparing the living conditions of the Berlin poor with the more salubrious accommodation of the city’s dog home.

  • title:
    Gee Street, Finsbury, London
  • accession number:
    PGP 279.32B
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  • materials:
    Modern silver gelatine print from archival negative
  • date created:
    Photographed about 1936 - 1937
  • measurements:
    34.10 x 29.00 cm
  • credit line:
    Presented by Wolfgang Suschitzky 2004

Edith Tudor-Hart

Owen Logan

Edith Tudor-Hart

Owen Logan