Vertical milling carrier for 60 Pdr. Howitzer

Made:
1915-1918 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

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'Vertical milling carrier for 60 Pdr. Howitzer', 1915-1918 A photograph of a woman operating machinery in a British munitions factory
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A photograph entitled 'Vertical milling carrier for 60 Pdr. Howitzer', taken by an unknown photographer between 1915 and 1918. The photograph shows a woman operating a vertical milling carrier in a British munitions factory. An armband around her right upper arm reads '82' - this may record her employee number on the factory floor. This photograph is taken from an album entitled 'Women's Work in the War 1915-1918'.

A photograph entitled 'Vertical milling carrier for 60 Pdr. Howitzer', taken by an unknown photographer between 1915 and 1918.

The photograph shows a woman operating a vertical milling carrier in a British munitions factory. An armband around her right upper arm reads '82' - this may record her employee number on the factory floor. During the first world war, many British women took up what was traditionally seen as men's work to support the war effort.

This photograph is taken from an album entitled 'Women's Work in the War 1915-1918'.

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1994-5019/3
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford

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