Photo 12: Whitechapel

Whitechapel, then and now, dated grunge

Albert & Son, 9 Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel, London E1

• Vici MacDonald on the Whitechapel photo: “Shop dummies are endlessly fascinating, and Albert & Son’s plastic moll seems especially wistful within her cage of wire and leafless trees. Although Whitechapel is now mainly Muslim, this rag trade family business harks back to the area’s earlier Jewish identity. It’s still going strong, with what looks like the same model.”

• See below for the map location, or visit the Formerly Google map here
• Read a high resolution image of Whitechapel here
• The full sonnet sequence is published in Formerly, available here
Map12 Whitechapel grunge