Shell-Making, Edinburgh

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  • Art.IWM ART 4235
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  • Support: canvas
  • medium: oil
  • Support: Height 635 mm, Width 762 mm
  • Frame: Depth 50 mm, Height 920 mm, Width 1050 mm
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  • object category: painting

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image: A view down the length of the interior of a munitions factory. Female workers wearing long overalls and blue hair caps are shown at work manufacturing artillery shells. The machinery is arranged in rows along the length of the room, with the moving belts of the machines suspended from poles on the ceiling. Shell cases are arranged on the factory floor.

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Imperial War Museum Women's Work Section commission


J. Lavery

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