Friday, 13 January 2017

Spitalfields Nippers

Thursday 19 January 7.30pm


 An illustrated lecture by the Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life blog Horace Warner was the son of Metford Warner, of Jeffrey and Co, who printed Morris & Co’s wallpapers. From 1900, around the time these photographs were taken, Horace started to design for the firm. He took a series of portraits of some of the poorest people in London – creating relaxed, intimate images that gave dignity to his subjects and producing great photography that is without comparison in his era. Only seen by members of Warner’s family for more than a century, almost all of these breathtaking photographs are now seen publicly for the first time.

This unique collection of pictures revolutionises our view of Londoners at the end of the nineteenth century. A joint meeting with Waltham Forest Radical History Workshop 7.30 at the William Morris Gallery, Forest Road, Walthamstow E17 4PP £10 / Friends of the Gallery £5

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