The Photographic Legacy of Hallam Ashley
English Heritage 2010
Paperback 176pp Illustrated 276x218mm
9781850749684   Product Code: 94694
This collection of 140 photographs, taken mostly during the 1940s and 1950s by Hallam Ashley (1900-1987), depicts traditional working practices in East Anglian agriculture, crafts and industry. Working for the National Buildings Record and the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, Ashley made an important pictorial survey of architectural heritage but, as these images show, his interest in social documentary is perhaps more significant, depicting a centuries-old way of life at a time of rapid social change.