Wool Scouring, Whiteheads Mill, Bradford

Made:
1987
photographer:
Ian Beesley
'Wool scouring, Whiteheads Mill, Bradford', about 1986

'Wool scouring, Whiteheads Mill, Bradford', about 1986
Ian Beesley/Science Museum Group
© Ian Beesley

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

By this process the raw wool is washed to remove dirt, natural grease and vegetable impurities. Scouring produces the useful by-product of lanolin which is used in the manufacture of many soaps and cosmetics.

[Table 48: Through the Mill - The Story of Yorkshire Wool in Photographs, by Ian Beesley and Introduction by Gary Firth]

Details

Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1991-5061/87
type:
silver gelatin print
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford