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Textile Workers Leaving a Factory (c.1901)

An assortment of Edwardian workers, including many mischievous children who are far from camera-shy.

Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent


It's a shame that the location hasn't been identified, as there's more variety here than in many of Mitchell and Kenyon's 'factory gate' films. It was clearly a cold day: women are wrapped in thick shawls and many men sport scarves. Two huge horse-drawn carts pass at one point, and the fascinated children who stop to scrutinise or mock the camera soon almost outnumber the adults.