MRS ROOSEVELT VISITS A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1942

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  • P 1034
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  • object name: Official photograph
  • object category: Black and white
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Eleanor Roosevelt is fitted with special shoes by a munitions worker before she can enter the 'danger' area of a British Royal Ordnance Factory. The area of the factory where workers change from their outdoor clothes (the 'dirty' side) into their factory clothes and stepped across a low barrier (clearly visible) onto the 'clean', factory, side is known as the 'shifting house'. Strict rules were in operation on the 'clean' side due to the highly dangerous nature of work in filling factories.

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