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Workforce Leaving a Factory in the North of England (c.1900)

Victorian factory workers head for home, dodging puddles along the way.

Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent


Sadly, the location of this 'factory gate' film hasn't been identified: even the type of goods that the workers manufactured are kept under wraps in the large packages transported on the cart at the start. But it has a female-heavy workforce (shawls and straw hats abound), so textiles is a good bet. Many of the workers beam at the camera as they pass, while the young scamps are as curious as ever.