Christina Broom: the first female press photographer

Christina Bloom also photographed areas of Westminster, with notable assignments at Chelsea Barracks among others.

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Christina Broom lived most of her life in Fulham, from about 1904 until the death of her husband in 1912 at 38 Burnfoot Avenue and then she and her daughter, Winifred, moved to 92 Munster Road. She took thousands of photographs of people and places in London, many of which she printed and sold as postcards and many others she sold to the newspapers.

I have used her photographs in a previous blog on the Boat Race but return to her as a subject in her own right as the Museum of London Docklands currently has an excellent exhibition of her work (see below) and the curator of the exhibition is coming to speak to the Fulham & Hammersmith Historical Society in September.

The Hammersmith & Fulham Archives holds a number of photographs of Christina herself as well as her work.

Christina Livingston was born at 8 Kings Road, Chelsea…

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