The Children's Hour

Janet Allan, Photographer;  Agnes Martin, Photographer; 

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in 1923. The place where it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
Radio became widespread in the 1920s as the main source of news and entertainment. From 1922 – 1964 the BBC’s ‘Children’s Hour’ was broadcast every day of the week at 5pm. The Children’s Hour (1923) by Janet Allan and Agnes Martin shows a group of girls in gingham smocks sharing headphones and straining to listen to the program. While at the lower right their younger sister clutches her doll and looks on longingly as there aren’t enough headphones to go around.
- Jennifer Taylor Moore, Curator of Collections. Exhibition label text for 'Observations from the Collection' 18/3/2023 - 30/6/2023
Image 285 x 232mm
Matt 510 x 460mm
Frame: 560 x 507 x 25mm
platinum palladium print on paper
Black and white photographic image showing 7 children listening through headphones.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Collected for the Gallery by Frank Denton, 1925
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
Circa 1925



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