Scene on a picket line, Spitalfields rent strike, London, 16 January 1939.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Scene on a picket line, Spitalfields rent strike, London, 16 January 1939.

Tomlin, Harold

© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

A photograph 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 'Les Rent, More Food' strike highlighted their poor living conditions.
 

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