Presing a record, 1932.
© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library
A photograph of a woman presing phonograph records on a 'Filmophone' machine, taken by Leslie Cardew for the Daily Herald newspaper on 2 March, 1932. Early records were made of shellac, a brittle resin easily broken or scratched. In response, Filmophone developed a flexible transparent celluloid record which they produced in England between 1931 and 1932. 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.