In search of London, 1951

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Inscribed “Illus. May 26, pp. 34-35′ in unknown hand, stamped with Periodicals Art Library stamp and “Illustrated” date stamp and affixed with descriptive labels ‘In search of London (3). After office hours, Pix by Henri Cartier Bresson of Magnum. Cartier-Bresson pictures the rush hour crowds at Piccadilly Circus Underground as they make their way home after the day’s work.’ and ‘Mind the doors – or the one they left behind. Let’s tell the travellers who managed to squeeze in the train, that Piccadilly Underground Station took four years to build with 150 men continuously at work, and the cost is £500,000’ on reverse.
Silver gelatin print, printed 1951
9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches