Young gymnast performing for a competition, 1937.
© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library
A photograph of 12-year-old gymnast Barbara Kempson, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 26 November, 1937. Barbara is taking part in the final heats of a musical comedy competition. Held at the Conway Hall in Bloomsbury, London, the competiton raised funds for the Sunshine Home for Blind Babies. 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.