I must track him down on the English Heritage site. We've sent an email to Please follow the instructions to reset your password. Page 1 of He fled the country in for a new life in Britain, horrified by the treatment of his Jewish friends at the hands of the Nazi regime, and served in the Pioneer Corps during the Second World War. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Spitalfields Life with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. In the summer of Gay captured a series of photographs of Blackpool holiday makers for Country Fair Magazine,  many of which now typify the popular image of seaside holidays of the past. John Gay was born Hans Gohler into a large family in Karslruhe, Germany and became interested in photography when he left school.
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Photo John Gay We've sent an email to Please follow the instructions to reset your password. Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS. Really enjoying your blog. I must track him down on the English Heritage site. British photographers Architectural photographers People from Karlsruhe births deaths.
A subject close to his heart, John Gay was actively involved in the rejuvenation of Highgate cemetery following years of neglect after the Second World War. John Gay's pictures provide a fascinating chronicle of a life which has long since vanished, when Blackpool was the ultimate summer holiday destination and London bobbies directed traffic. Line engraving, English, 18th century. By Anita Singh, Showbusiness Editor. Rich, dressed as Harlequin, drives a carriage pulled by satyrs.