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Photographic negative
  • Photographic negative
    Hammond, Harry, born 1920 - died 2009
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Photographic negative

  • Date:

    1958 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hammond, Harry, born 1920 - died 2009 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black and white photographic negative

  • Museum number:

    S.12037-2009

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

  • Image in copyright

This image forms part of the Harry Hammond Photographic Collection, acquired by the V&A from the artist in the 1980s. The collection comprises over 9,000 images of the British popular music scene (Tin Pan Alley) in the 1950s and 60s, on the eve of the boom in British pop music. Harry Hammond (1920-2009) was born in London, and was apprenticed at the age of 14 to a Fleet Street studio. He served as a reconnaissance photographer during World War II. By the late 1950s he had developed his specialism of photographing the London pop music scene.

Physical description

Buddy Holly with The Crickets and cricketers Godfrey Evans and Denis Compton, 1958.

Date

1958 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Hammond, Harry, born 1920 - died 2009 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Black and white photographic negative

Object history note

This image forms part of the Harry Hammond Photographic Collection, acquired by the V&A from the artist in the 1980s. The collection comprises over 9,000 images of the British popular music scene (Tin Pan Alley) in the 1950s and 60s, on the eve of the boom in British pop music.

Descriptive line

Photographic negative, Buddy Holly with The Crickets and cricketers Godfrey Evans and Denis Compton, photographed by Harry Hammond, England, 1958

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Turner, Alwyn Halfway to Paradise: the birth of British Rock, Photographs by Harry Hammond from the V&A collection, London, V&A Publishing, 2008

Subjects depicted

The Crickets; Holly, Buddy; Compton, Denis

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Photographs

Collection code

T&P

Qr_O1151793
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