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On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F , Case X, Shelf 1027, Box B

Millworker on lunch break at Moderna blanket factory at Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshier

1977 (photographed), 1982 (printed)
Place Of Origin

Black and white photograph of a woman sitting and reading a newspaper

object details
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Gelatin-silver print
Brief Description
Millworker on lunchbreak at Moderna blanket factory at Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire, gelatin-silver print by Daniel Meadows, 1977, printed 1982, part of the New Society/The Other Britain collection, gift of Paul Barker
Physical Description
Black and white photograph of a woman sitting and reading a newspaper
  • Print height: 380mm
  • Print width: 510mm
  • Mount height: 470mm
  • Mount width: 570mm
Credit line
Given by Paul Barker
Historical context
From 1975 to 1983 Daniel Meadows worked as a freelance photographer in the North of England. His main clients for photojournalistic assignments were New Society and The Observer. Meadows worked on and off for New Society between 1977 and 1987.
Shot on assignment for New Society magazine

Attribution note: Shot with a Olympus OM1 single lens reflex camera on Kodak Tri-x 35mm black and white film; processed and printed by hand by Daniel Meadows in his own darkroom.
Bibliographic Reference
Published in New Society, 3.2.1977. 'The end of a mill' by Tom Forester, photos: Daniel Meadows, pp.221-222. Photograph reproduced pp.222 with the caption 'Passing time in the weaving shed.'
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record createdApril 24, 2008
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