The Elephant and Castle by Bert Hardy

A collection of 22 photographs taken as part of a series depicting life in the heavily bombed Elephant and Castle district of London during the Second World War commissioned by the Picture Post magazine.

Details

Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
1-5) 15.9 x 24.1 cm; 6-11)18.8 x 23.9 cm; 12-22) 16 x 24.2 cm
Art Fund grant:
£9,155 ( Total: £20,655)
Acquired in:
2004
Vendor:
James Hyman Fine Art Ltd

These images encapsulate the vitality of life around the Elephant and Castle at that point in history - how the area looked at that time, how people dressed, their homes and their social interaction.

Provenance

Family of A L Lloyd ('Picture Post' journalist); James Hyman Fine Art Ltd.

Venue details

Cuming Museum 151 Walworth Road, The Old Town Hall, LONDON London SE1 2QH 020 7525 0445 heritage.southwark.gov.uk

Entry details

Free to all

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