NEW SACKS FOR OLD: SALVAGE IN WARTIME BRITAIN, 1943
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Three stitchers hard at work sewing jute sacks by hand at a sack recovery depot, somewhere in London. Right to left, they are: Mrs A Rose (nearest camera), Mrs E Jones and Mrs M Taylor. Between them they can mend from 200 to 600 bags a day, depending on the condition of the sacks when they come in to the depot.