Picture of the day Charles I, King of England, was beheaded in Whitehall on the 30th January 1649. Read more...
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Shirley Baker 1932 - 2014 It was with great sadness that we learned recently of the death of Shirley Baker, one of our most popular contributing photographers whose images of street scenes, many taken in her native Salford in the fifties and sixties, mark her down as one of the leading British documentary photographers of the post war period.
Social historian Peter Higginbotham has an impressive collection of images of workhouses and their bleak, forbidding history. His detailed and extensive collection, exclusively represented by us, includes vintage photographs and prints, ephemera and modern photographs of surviving workhouse buildings, providing a comprehensive overview of the subject.