Slotting quadrants for 6" and 8" Howitzer sights…

Made:
1915-1918 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

A photograph entitled 'Slotting quadrants for 6" and 8" Howitzer sights: working to finish limits as to thickness and depth of teeth', taken by an unknown photographer between 1915 and 1918. The photograph shows women working at individual stations in a British munitions factory, assembling gun components. Some of the women's overalls are marked with the initials 'PB' - this could be an abbreviated company name. This photograph is taken from an album entitled 'Women's Work in the War 1915-1918'.

A photograph entitled 'Slotting quadrants for 6" and 8" Howitzer sights: working to finish limits as to thickness and depth of teeth', taken by an unknown photographer between 1915 and 1918.

The photograph shows women working at individual stations in a British munitions factory, assembling gun components. Some of the women's overalls are marked with the initials 'PB' - this could be an abbreviated company name. 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:
1994-5019/7
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford
status:
Permanent collection

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