Worker in a sweet factory, 1933.
© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library
A photograph of a worker in Vincent's Lion Toffee Mills in Birmingham, taken by George Woodbine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 23 February, 1933. This young woman sits at a toffee-wrapping machine. Harvey Vincent's 'Blue Bird' toffees were marketed as 'Britain's Best Toffee'. The confection was popular - in 1927, toffee production reached 1700 tons a week. 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.