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I wonder if anyone has any information about Park who operated from 89 Fleet Street.
This is all I have found so far.
There is a photograph which may be by him in the National Portrait Gallery:
This is a reference to his work:
"Set amidst London’s shocking account of dingy workhouses and slum dwellings are a number of photographs by Charles Parks. The proprietor of the Radical Fleet Street news agency, Parks Press, Parks’ images of the homeless and destitute came to inform a body of photographic, text and archive work by Terry Dennett entitled The Crisis Project.”
Park was listed in the Newspaper Press Directory and Advertisers Guide 1917 with this entry:
“Park’s Press Photographic Agency, Limited. Topical photographs from all parts of the world and news stories will illustrations. Advertising and commercial photography a speciality. Address - 89 Fleet Street, London E. C. Telephone Holborn 2019”
Does anyone know any more about him, or when he died. I am attaching a photograph by him which is in the National Library of Scotland. It shows Keir Hardie in his office.