Female hunger marchers resting, 1936.
© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library
A photograph of a group of female hunger marchers resting near St Albans, Hertfordshire, taken by Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper on 4 November, 1936. As they rest by the road, these women are playing music and singing to keep up everyone's spirits. Hunger marches were a feature of the economic depression in Britain during the late 1920s and early 1930s. Marchers protested against widespread unemployment and inadequate welfare provision. 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.