Thursday, July 7, 2016

Horace Warner

In 1901-2, Horace Warner took photos of East End street kids, who he called 'Spitalfields nippers'. A self-taught photographer in his personal life – and a wallpaper printer for William Morris in his professional – Warner took 240 photographs of the local children, of which only 30 survive. Here is a brief film about Mr. Warner and his work.

 A girl wears a fine dress from an earlier era, 
probably obtained at the nearby Houndsditch rag market
 Annie, seven and one-year-old Nellie sit sad and hungry 
on sacking outside their house in Spitalfields
 At the Whitechapel Gallery to see the Burne Jones exhibition, 1901
Celia Compton
In Pearl St (now Calvin St)

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