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Exhibition: Christina Broom - Britain's first female press photographer

In celebration of an important acquisition, the Museum of London is displaying a selection of Christina Broom's photography, highlighting Broom's images of the military in London and kick-starting a programme of events marking the centenary of World War One. The original albums were offered at Sotheby's in 2009 where they failed to sell.

A pioneering press photographer who documented life in the capital between 1903 and 1939, the small display anticipates a large-scale retrospective in autumn 2015.

See more at: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/london-wall/whats-on/exhibitions-d...

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Comment by Anna Sparham on April 2, 2014 at 13:46

Hi, in fact the Broom Lot was unsold at Sotheby's in 2009 and it is this collection which the Museum has now acquired. This initial small display reproduces ten of the photographic postcards relating to the First World War, and indeed the plan is to stage an exhibition about Christina's life and work as a whole, bringing together this new acquisition and our existing collection of Suffragette glass plate negatives, showing original content throughout.

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