The secular funeral of John Shaw By Humphrey Spender - September 21st 1937

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John Shaw lived on Davenport Street where the observers had their headquarters. He was buried on the 21st September 1937. Humphrey Spender took a sequence of photographs of his funeral. He followed the mourners from Davenport Street to the burial in Heaton Cemetery. He found it a difficult task and said “I suffered very much from a feeling that I was exploiting grief”.

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