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  • WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1941

    WAR INDUSTRY, UK, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    P 850

    Women at work in the large laundry attached to a munitions factory, which is used to wash the workers' overalls.

  • THE WORK OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN VOLUNTEER SERVICE, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    THE WORK OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN VOLUNTEER SERVICE, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1941

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 4039

    In the Packing Room at South Africa House, Mrs Waterson, the Chairwoman of the South African Volunteer Service, checks a bale of hospital comforts ready for dispatch. The parcel is addressed to the Matron at Princess Mary's RAF Hospital, Halton...

  • LAUNDRY IN WARTIME: THE WORK OF GLENIFFER LAUNDRY, CATFORD, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    LAUNDRY IN WARTIME: THE WORK OF GLENIFFER LAUNDRY, CATFORD, LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 23407

    At Gleniffer Laundry in Catford, large bundles of finished laundry are loaded into a large van for delivery to customers.

  • A BELGIAN BUYS A SUIT: TAILORING IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    A BELGIAN BUYS A SUIT: TAILORING IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    PD 259

    The master tailor (right) at this tailoring firm (probably Anderson's on Savile Row) helps a new Belgian customer to select cloth for his suit.

  • MTC GIRLS FOR AMERICA: WOMEN OF THE MECHANISED TRANSPORT CORPS AT WORK, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    MTC GIRLS FOR AMERICA: WOMEN OF THE MECHANISED TRANSPORT CORPS AT WORK, LONDON, ENGLAND, 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 2523

    Mrs Pat Macleod and Miss Winifred Ashford pack their suitcases for departure. It is unclear whether this is their departure from America to Britain, or from a depot to another posting elsewhere in Britain.

  • A WORKING CLASS FAMILY IN WARTIME: EVERY DAY LIFE WITH THE SUTER FAMILY IN LONDON, 1940

    A WORKING CLASS FAMILY IN WARTIME: EVERY DAY LIFE WITH THE SUTER FAMILY IN LONDON, 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 788

    Mrs Suter hangs up washing on the clothes line in the garden of the family home at 44 Edgeworth Road in Eltham, South East London in the summer of 1940. She has a clothes peg in her mouth ready for the next item of clothing.

  • MRS ROOSEVELT VISITS A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1942

    MRS ROOSEVELT VISITS A ROYAL ORDNANCE FACTORY, UK, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    P 1034

    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'...

  • A BELGIAN BUYS A SUIT: TAILORING IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    A BELGIAN BUYS A SUIT: TAILORING IN WARTIME LONDON, ENGLAND, UK, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information official photographer

    PD 264

    In the packing room at a London tailoring firm (probably Anderson's on Savile Row), a tailor seals a newly-boxed suit with string and sealing wax.

  • THE COTTAGES OF FREEFOLK: LIFE IN THE VILLAGE OF FREEFOLK, HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    THE COTTAGES OF FREEFOLK: LIFE IN THE VILLAGE OF FREEFOLK, HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 15900

    A woman hangs out her washing in the back yard of her cottage in Freefolk, Hampshire. Each cottage has a vegetable and flower garden at the front of the house, but a concrete yard has been provided at the rear of the houses, complete with permanent...

  • BLACKOUT ACCESSORIES FOR SALE, SELFRIDGE'S, LONDON, ENGLAND, C 1940

    BLACKOUT ACCESSORIES FOR SALE, SELFRIDGE'S, LONDON, ENGLAND, C 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 72

    A woman pins a luminous disc to her jacket lapel at Selfridge's department store in London. These badges were to be worn in the blackout, as a way to make the wearer more visible to fellow pedestrians and motorists on the dark streets of the...

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