Bow Common

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Every time I travel out east, usually en route to my godfather in the Isle of Dogs, this church intrigues me. I’ve never seen it open or got to go inside, but hopefully these photos (top one by @miloliren, second by @clau500) shows why.

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St Paul’s Bow Common, built 1958-1960

Unknown girl

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Excuse the poor quality of this image from the Panter and Hall catalogue, but I find her face very arresting. The listing just said “British school, 20th Century” and the collection had the good title Anonymous Muse

Laura Wheeler Waring

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Confident and dignified poses from these 1930s and 40s sitters,

Marian Anderson

a great reminder of the African-American middle class,

and also these defiant faces. Images via Pimterest, but the discovery via the Women’s Art Twitter feed.