Famous photo of St Paul's in the blitz

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Michael J Davis, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. I expect most readers of this group are familiar with the famous war
    photo of St Paul's Cathedral. Google shows it to be at..

    http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=63fdv8mp5iej9?method=4&dsn
    ame=Wikipedia+Images&dekey=StPaulsCathedral.jpg&gwp=8&sbid=lc01a


    I searched for it to find the name of the photographer, and was
    horrified to discover that it is in the public domain. (Actually I
    thought the copyright was held by the Imperial War Museum.)

    But I am more disgusted that no where is the name of the photographer
    given.

    So my question is...

    Who took the photo? and then why it it public domain?

    My reason for searching was to comment on
    http://static.flickr.com/35/70645022_c776b55b0a_o.jpg
    and pay tribute to the original.

    Thanks for your comments.

    Mike

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  2. Herbert Mason. Google throws up plenty of references.


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  3. Thanks Neil - maybe I didn't know what I was looking for. :-( found the
    picture, but none gave the photographer.

    Anyway thanks.

    Mike

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