BBC radio broadcast, 1943.
© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library
A photograph of a woman and a young girl sitting in front of a microphone, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 17 December, 1943. Lily Spitzer sits with Lily Ying Tang on her knee. Both are wearing their national costumes - of Czechoslovakia and China - a fact radio audiences at the time may not have appreciated. The BBC broadcast was transmitted as part of the Children's Hour Christmas and New Year show. 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.