Why are these photos significant? Because Broom was the UK’s first female press photographer, and she spent her life capturing everything from military images to daily life in the city of London.
That by itself is fascinating, but even more astonishing is the fact that Broom didn’t start photography until she was 40, when she started off learning on a camera borrowed from a friend.
The five-minute video above delves into her story a bit more (as well as the collection itself) so be sure to give it a watch and appreciate the ground-breaking work that Broom was doing. Below is a small collection of her photographs, many more of which are on display at the Museum of London from now through September 28th:
Image credits: Photographs courtesy of Museum of London