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Photograph - Tapping a Blast Furnace
  • Tapping a Blast Furnace
    Broomfield, Maurice, born 1916 - died 2010
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Tapping a Blast Furnace

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Dagenham (photographed)

  • Date:

    1957 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Broomfield, Maurice, born 1916 - died 2010 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver gelatin print

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case BLCG, shelf B

Maurice Broomfield (1916-2010) worked to photograph the changing face of British manufacturing industries during the 1950s and 1960s. His photographs are recognized for their uniquely modern design elements, humanist strain, and their contribution to the documentation of the rebirth of British industry in the post war era.

Physical description

Silver gelatin print of two workers tapping a blast furnace

Place of Origin

Dagenham (photographed)


1957 (photographed)


Broomfield, Maurice, born 1916 - died 2010 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Silver gelatin print


Height: 60.8 cm, Length: 50.3 cm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Maurice Broomfield, 'Tapping a Blast Furnace. Ford. Dagenham', 1957, gelatin silver print, printed 1995

Subjects depicted

Workplace; Factory; Labour; Machinery; Industrial; Furnace; Workers; Work




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