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Employees Leaving a Factory (c.1901)

Could the newspaper boy tell us where this factory was?

Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent


This 'factory gate' film offers few clues to its location: the anonymous factory building is obscured by cloth-capped male workers, clutching their lunchtime pails and hampers. The similarly cloth-capped man apparently shepherding the procession was probably working with the filmmakers. As for the boy selling newspapers, perhaps he could solve the riddle, if only we could make out the front page!