15 March 2015 – market photographs – records of change

Many people are aware of ‘The Street Markets of London” by Mary Benedetta and the wonderful black and white photographs by L. Moholy-Nagy, published in 1936 (see this blog 1 November 2013). I have also pointed out the blog called Spitalfields life and this link has more black and white photographs, taken from glass slides housed at the Bishopsgate Institute Library, and some reflections on London’s old markets, as they operated in the early twentieth century (see this blog 15 December 2013). I have recently acquired another small volume of black and white photographs of ‘Preston Market’ by Craig Atkinson which are reminiscent of this earlier era in the capital which are well worth a look.

You can find out more about the Preston Market volume here


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