Buying vegetables on a rainy East End day 1952

Rabbis, rags and rainy Whitechapel: Stunning photos from the 1950s celebrate Jewish life in post-war East End

Perchick's Stores, East End of London. We love shops and shopping. That's it - theretailpractice.com, www.facebook.com/shoppedinternational and www.twitter.com/shopped

Perchick's Stores, East End of London. We love shops and shopping. That's it - theretailpractice.com, www.facebook.com/shoppedinternational and www.twitter.com/shopped

Albert Irvin, the painter, who has died aged 92, started out in the 1950s as a figurative artist of the kitchen sink school, but after discovering Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko at a famous Tate exhibition in 1956 he reinvented himself as an exponent of a dazzlingly vigorous abstract expressionism, becoming one of Britain’s most respected abstract artists.

Albert Irvin, artist - obituary

Albert Irvin, the painter, who has died aged 92, started out in the 1950s as a figurative artist of the kitchen sink school, but after discovering Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko at a famous Tate exhibition in 1956 he reinvented himself as an exponent of a dazzlingly vigorous abstract expressionism, becoming one of Britain’s most respected abstract artists.

1950s Underwear Ad  Warners bras and girdles - having my cake and eating it too!

1950s Underwear Ad - Warner's bras and girdles

'The terrace that time forgot: Domestic life in 1950s Britain captured in the perfectly preserved home of Liverpool's most celebrated photographer'  www.dailymail.co.uk

The terrace that time forgot: Domestic life in 1950s Britain captured in the Liverpool home

'The terrace that time forgot: Domestic life in 1950s Britain captured in the perfectly preserved home of Liverpool's most celebrated photographer' www.dailymail.co.uk

Outside toilet......one of my great-aunts  (May) in Gravesend, Kent had one just like this. Spotlessly clean, smelling of Lifeguard disinfectant...and freezing cold in the colder months!

Outside toilet......one of my great-aunts (May) in Gravesend, Kent had one just like this. Spotlessly clean, smelling of Lifeguard disinfectant...and freezing cold in the colder months!

Models wearing Chanel suits in the 1950s her after war comeback collection featured updated looks from the 30s including pencil skirts and collarless jackets

Life according to Coco Chanel

Models wearing Chanel suits in the 1950s her after war comeback collection featured updated looks from the 30s including pencil skirts and collarless jackets

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