Snowy Farr - "The Original Roadman"

Made:
1970 in Cambridge
photographer:
Tony Ray-Jones

A 35mm slide taken by Tony Ray-Jones for an article on English eccentrics, 'Happy Extremists'. The photograph was published in the 'Sunday Times Magazine', 18 October 1970.

A 35mm slide taken by Tony Ray-Jones for an article on English eccentrics, 'Happy Extremists'.

The photograph was published in the 'Sunday Times Magazine', 18 October 1970.

Snowy Farr was a road sweeper, who swept the streets of Cambridgeshire dressed in top-hat, tails, shiny black boots and kid gloves. He is pictured here with his white rabbit, also called Snowy. Snowy Farr was a well-known figure around Cambridge for many years and was also photographed by Don McCullin.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1993-5016/958
Materials:
cardboard, cellulose acetate
type:
photograph
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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