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Female machinist at United Steel, Sheffield, 1947.

Nurnberg, Walter

Female machinist at United Steel, Sheffield, 1947.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 31cm x 32cm


Female worker at her lathe cutting frames for umbrellas. at United Steel in Sheffield. Women were recruited during the war to stem a severe shortage of labour but many stayed on during post war reconstruction. United Steel was one of Britain's largest steel plants and a major contributor to Sheffield's reputation as a world producer of steel when the city had a virtual monopoly on the manaufacture of high quality cutlery and tools. Photograph by Walter Nurnberg, who transformed industrial photography after WWII by using film studio lighting techniques.

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