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Thurston Hopkins. Cats of London

Thurston Hopkins. Cats of London

One of Thurston Hopkins' first photo stories in Picture Post and one of the most celebrated of his career, was his 'Cats of London' (published 24 Feb 1951).

The feature was inspired by the numerous cats on the streets of London. The blitz had made many cats homeless, and these stray cats lived wild on the bombsites, surviving by scavenging. Cat flaps were unknown, so even cats with homes spent musch of their time outdoors and would be put outside at night time.

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