Empty Weaving Shed, Salt's Mill, Saltaire

Made:
1987
maker:
Ian Beesley
'Empty weaving shed, Salt's Mill, Saltaire', about 1986

'Empty weaving shed, Salt's Mill, Saltaire', about 1986
Ian Beesley/Science Museum Group
© Ian Beesley

Gelatine silver print entitled 'Empty Weaving Shed, Salt's Mill, Saltaire' by Ian Beesley. Prodiced for the commission `Through the Mill:, The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs'. 1985-1987'.

Nearly three thousand people thronged the original weaving shed at a banquet to celebrate the opening of Salts' mill in September 1853. It is now an empty shell, abandoned by its former glories.

[Table 35: Through the Mill - The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs, by Ian Beesley and Introduction by Gary Firth]

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1991-5061/38
type:
silver gelatin print
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford