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Bonhams to Offer Photos of Women’s Pub Outings in May

Grace Robertson (British, born 1930) - 'On the Caterpillar' - London Women's Pub Outing (Clapham), 1956.

LONDON.- Fascinating photographs of London
Pub Outings in Battersea and Clapham taken by Scottish photographer
Robertson in the 1950s are being sold at Bonhams, New Bond Street, as
part of
its sale of Photographs on 20 May 2010. The four images follow a group
of women
on a series of pub outings laughing, dancing, forming a conga line and
going on
a theme park ride.
Robertson commented on the experience of
photographing these women: “I can’t recall ever having been present at a
high-spirited gathering of like-minded people who, for a few hours, gave

themselves utterly to the enjoyment of the moment.”