Image: Dancing on the Green, from,
(Manchester, England, 1930 - )

Dancing on the Green, from, "Mother's Pub Outing," for Picture Post magazine , 1954 (printed 1998)

Gelatin silver print
12 1/4 in. x 9 in. (31.12 cm x 22.86 cm)
Purchased with funds donated in memory of Gladys E. McVicker
Roberston worked as a photojournalist for Picture Post, the British equivalent of Life magazine.  Her photo essay "Mother's Day Off" chronicled an excursion taken by a group of homemakers from Battersea, an industrial suburb of London.  They made a day of visiting pubs and then adjourned to a park for singing and dancing.  Robertson's ability to put her subjects at ease made it possible for her to capture the appealing, candid images that Picture Post's editors preferred.
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