Drummonds Mill, Bradford

Made:
1987
maker:
Ian Beesley

Ian Beesley/Science Museum Group
© Ian Beesley

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

The beauty and symmetry of these laminated wood arches belies the dangers such materials posed for workplaces where wool grease was everywhere. The bilingual messages in the foreground leaves no doubt in anyone's minds of the fire hazard in textile mills.

[Table 26: Through the Mill - The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs, by Ian Beesley and Introduction by Gary Firth]

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1991-5061/28
type:
silver gelatin print
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford