Weaver clocking on at the start of his shift, Wigan, November 1955.
© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library
Photograph by Salt of Robert Morgan, 36, a weaver, clocking on for his night shift at a mill in Standish, near Wigan, Lancashire. 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. Covering a period from 1911 to the mid-1960s, the archive includes work by many famous photographers, who contributed assignments to the newspaper. The archive offers a fascinating photographic record of local, national and international events spanning these years, and is particularly rich in 1920s and 1930s photojournalism. It includes digitised images taken from glass plate negatives and from contact prints.