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A young couple drinking tea at home in Whitechapel, 1934. One of 25 photographs by Humphrey Spender showing scenes of working class life in London in the 1930's. Spender was influenced by the idea that many of the social problems in poor urban areas were due to sub-standard housing. He felt that the right architectural principles might solve some of the problems he saw.
H 300 mm; L 408 mm (paper), H 249 mm; L 375 mm (image size)
© The Humphrey Spender Archive
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