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Boy carrying fireworks, 18 October 1949.

Boy carrying fireworks, 18 October 1949.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm


'With 'atomic' ideas and great expectations of plenty of big bangs on the 5th of November, south-east Londoner John Astin leaves a toy shop in Tower Bridge Road after investing his saved up pocket money on some fun'. A blackboard advertises packets for five shillings and boxes for ten shillings - (25 pence or 50 pence).

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