Monday, May 31, 2010

Street-fighting men

Here's something I just ran across: a photograph of an apparent battle between police and demonstrators against the introduction of the means test in Bristol in 1932.

Click for a larger version, where all kinds of interesting details become apparent.

This, and a number of other interesting photos, available at the Mirrorpix blog, which sadly seems to have gone a bit quiet.

(This reminds me of a rather different--though equally interesting--street scene that I referred to last year: a police film of street betters in Chesterfield in 1935. See a fascinating episode from the birth of the surveillance state!)

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