The Victorians and Edwardians at Work by John Hannavy
(Shire Library)

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A picture can say a thousand words and the images caught on camera during the Victorian and Edwardian periods provide a fascinating insight into the lives of Britons during this time. Take a step back between 1840 and 1910 and explore the world of work and working conditions experienced by the Victorians and Edwardians through the rich variety of photographs and vintage postcards in this beautiful album. A world we usually see in monochrome or sepia, is presented here in vivid color, bringing the Victorian and Edwardian people a little closer to us. 128 pages are packed with images of shipyards, factories, bakeries, and life in the forces. We see the men and women who made cutlery in Sheffield, the women who gutted and packed the herring in the east coast fishing ports, and the women who worked the coal screens in Lancashire's many collieries, as well as some 'tongue in cheek' Victorian images of domestic life, visiting the dentist, and many other themes and subjects, all of which tell the story of working life 100 to 160 years ago. Go on, take a look!

From the Trade Paperback edition.

About John Hannavy

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John Hannavy, Professor in Art and Design at Bolton Institute, is a well-known photographer, and a writer and broadcaster on the history of photography.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published November 22, 2011 by Shire. 128 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Arts & Photography, Travel. Non-fiction

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