Tinplate worker

Made:
1940-01-28 in United Kingdom
maker:
Harold Tomlin

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Tinplate worker A photograph of a tinplate worker in a South Wales factory
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A photograph of a tinplate worker in a South Wales factory, taken by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald newspaper on 28 January, 1940. Dressed in well-worn work clothes Dai Ward loads a trolley with tinplate sheets. In the background some of his fellow workers smile for the camera. Wales was the centre of the British tinplate industry due to the quantity of iron works and easy accessibility to Cornish tin. This photograph is one of a series taken to illustrate a Daily Herald feature story by Dudley Barker on workers in wartime.

A photograph of a tinplate worker in a South Wales factory, taken in January 1940 by Harold Tomlin for the Daily Herald.

Dressed in well-worn work clothes Dai Ward loads a trolley with tinplate sheets. In the background some of his fellow workers smile for the camera. Wales was the centre of the British tinplate industry due to the quantity of iron works and easy accessibility to Cornish tin. This photograph is one of a series taken to illustrate a Daily Herald feature story by Dudley Barker on workers in wartime.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1983-5236/H09042
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
credit:
The Daily Herald Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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