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Bert Hardy

Gorbals Boys, 1948

Important Photographs from the Peter Fetterman Collection

Bert Hardy

Bert Hardy

Gorbals Boys, 1948

Gorbals Boys, 1948

Important Photographs from the Peter Fetterman Collection

Bert Hardy

1913 - 1995

Gorbals Boys, 1948


Silver print, printed later. Signed in black ink in the lower margin, with the photographer's copyright inkstamp on the verso. Matted. (unframed) 

image: 24.3 by 35.2cm.; 9 1/2 by 13 7/8 in.

sheet: 30.6 by 40.4cm.; 12 by 16in.

This print is in overall excellent condition. Faint undulation to left and right sheet edges, in the margins away from the image, only visible unframed.



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Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“It never seemed like work, photography was always good fun”- Bert Hardy


“This image first appeared the January 1948 edition of “Picture Post”, the UK equivalent of Life Magazine. It was shot in the working class district of Glasgow, which was generally considered one of the worst slums in Europe. It has always been one of my favorite images. I was born in a tenement in the East End of London and I have always related to it. One senses that even though the odds are against them, these kids will somehow figure out a way to break out from this environment and live fulfilled and better lives.” – Peter Fetterman