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Photograph - Bottling Salad Cream
  • Bottling Salad Cream
    Broomfield, Maurice, born 1916 - died 2010
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Bottling Salad Cream

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Bermondsey (Crosse and Blackwell, Bermondsey, London, photographed)

  • Date:

    1951 (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 D

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

A silver gelatin print documenting 5 female workers bottling salad cream in a factory setting.

Place of Origin

Bermondsey (Crosse and Blackwell, Bermondsey, London, photographed)


1951 (photographed)


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

Materials and Techniques

Silver gelatin print

Marks and inscriptions

Signed by Maurice Broomfield, dated 1951. 5/25


Height: 610 mm paper, Width: 504 mm paper

Descriptive line

Photograph by Maurice Broomfield, 'Bottling Salad Cream', 1951, gelatin silver print, printed 1995

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Plate 5. Bottling Salad Cream
"Whenever I look at this picture, I recall the happy atmosphere in Crosse and Blackwell. Above the sounds of clinking bottles, jokes, accompanied with peals of laughter, were being exchanged across the conveyor line."
Crosse and Blackwell, Bermondsey, London, 1951
Maurice Broomfield, published by Foto8, 2009

Subjects depicted

Labour; Machinery; Bottle; Bottling; Industrial; Factory; Factory




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