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Tattooist at work in a television studio, 1938.


Tattooist at work in a television studio, 1938.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


A photograph of a man being filmed tattooing a woman in a television studio, taken by Sayers for the Daily Herald newspaper on 26 January, 1938. Mr G Burchett is shown tattooing a love-bird on Edith Davis' shoulder for a BBC television programme on crafts. The cameraman is using an Emitron camera, mounted on a trolley to allow the camera to move around the studio. This programme was broadcast from the BBC's Alexandra Palace studios in Wood Green, London. The first public television transmissions in Britain were made from Alexandra Palace in 1936. 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.

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