Land of Make Believe

Soho Fair,

Roger Mayne

Soho Fair, "Have fun on a Bike"

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

24.13 x 32.38 cms (9.48 x 12.73 ins)

1958

HC 10012

Signed, stamped, titled and dated on verso.

Running for a week, the annual Soho Fair started in 1955 and centred on Soho Square as well as spilling across other streets in Soho.

The Soho Association arranged events that brought together the various communities of the area.

Opening Sunday featured a procession of floats.

In this picture Mayne shows the young women who appeared in swimsuits, blowing kisses to the crowd.



British Photography / The Hyman Collection

Roger Mayne

Soho Fair, "Have fun on a Bike"

Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

24.13 x 32.38 cms (9.48 x 12.73 ins)

1958

HC 10012

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