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9. Bobbies, Traffic, The Queue, Sandwich Men & London Pool.

“Bobbies.”   It is assumed the cartoon is topical because legislation has just come in making it an offence not to have rear reflectors on a motor vehicle. In this photo, (above),  Hans Richard has photographed the two co-students that he photographed in Downing Street, in Chapter 5. ____________ “Traffic.”     This double exposed negative/print […]

10. The Tower, Tradition, Canon-Couples-Children & Tower Bridge

Hans Richard self-portrait, with mechanical timer.  Print marked ‘R’ for Rolleiflex.  He has cropped the square negative.  Note straps of his Exakta camera case, held behind his back. Izis Bildermanas  (usually known as ‘Izis’) was from Lithuania and lived in Paris from 1930.  He joined Paris Match in 1950, and was with them for twenty […]

13. With the Day Trippers at Southend on Sea, the Carnival & Wendy.

        Hans Richard has carefully cut out – from a magazine beer advertisement – a look-a-like Oliver Hardy, of Laurel & Hardy. The glass being raised is Double Diamond pale ale, part of a 1954 advertising campaign by the brewers.  He reprises the tag line “A Double Diamond Works Wonders” in his spread on the […]