Sunray 'treatment', 1932.
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A photograph of women receiving sunray 'treatment', taken by Cardew for the Daily Herald newspaper on 20 February, 1932. These women, all Metropole Cinema attendants, enjoy a tanning sesion in a 1930s solarium. As they sit in front of the sunlamps, goggles protect their eyes - and a nurse is on hand to ensure no one is overexposed to the ultraviolet light. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.