Spitalfields rent strike, 16 January 1939.
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A photograph of a group of tenants during the Spitalfields rent strike in London, taken by Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper. The tenants of Flower and Dean Street buildings in Spitalfields, East London, had refused to pay their landlord and his agent when they came to collect rents. One of the tenants acts as picket with her baby in her arms. Their 'Less Rent, More Food' strike highlighted their poor living conditions. 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.