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In the Heart of the Empire (A Hotel Commissionaire)
Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
18.1 x 25.6 cms (7.11 x 10.06 ins)
Picture Post, "In The Heart of the Empire", issue no. 2, 22 October 1938
Creative Camera Internatonal Year Book, 1976 (This print illustrated p.228 and captioned "Lower Regent Street 1938")
A hotel commissionaire talking to a small dachshund dog in Piccadilly Circus, London.
Signed on the reverse. Also inscribed on the reverse "out side the Hungaria Regents St. taken 1938"
"Hungaria", as its name suggests, was a Hungarian restairant. Located on Lower Regent's Street it was an extremely fashionable venue.