Workers in a flax mill, 1932.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

Workers in a flax mill, 1932.

© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library


A photograph of two young women working in a flax mill in Dundee, Scotland, taken by an unknown photographer for the Daily Herald newspaper in March 1932. The fibres of the flax plant are used to make a number of fabrics, including linen. Although most famous for its jute production, Dundee had a stong textiles industry dating back to the eighteenth century. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.

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