Women's League of Health and Beauty

Made:
1939-06-27 in United Kingdom
maker:
Saidman
and
Saidman
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Women's League of Health and Beauty A photograph of teachers from the Women's League of Health and Beauty
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A photograph of teachers from the Women's League of Health and Beauty, taken by Saidman for the Daily Herald newspaper on 27 June, 1939.

A photograph of teachers from the Women's League of Health and Beauty, taken in June 1939 by Saidman for the Daily Herald.

Eight teachers from the League were about to start a tour of holiday resorts, sponsored by the Potato Marketing Board, with the aim of glamorising the humble potato. The women are photographed on the roof of the League's headquarters in Mortimer Street, London. The Women's League of Health and Beauty was founded in 1930 by Mollie Bagot Stack (1883-1935). By 1936 it had nearly 100,000 members.

Two Saidman brothers, Reuben and Barnet, worked as staff photographers for the Daily Herald. Their photographs are simply stamped 'Saidman' on the reverse, making it difficult to tell which of the brothers took the photograph.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/H02614
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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