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Photograph - Die Casting
  • Die Casting
    Broomfield, Maurice, born 1916 - died 2010
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Die Casting

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Derby (Qualcast Lawnmower Works, Derbyshire, photographed)

  • Date:

    1954 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silver gelatin print

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.3745-2007

  • 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 of a worker handling machinery. A container is suspended in the foreground out of which molten liquid is poured. Qualcast Foundry, Derby.

Place of Origin

Derby (Qualcast Lawnmower Works, Derbyshire, photographed)

Date

1954 (photographed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Silver gelatin print

Marks and inscriptions

Signed by Maurice Broomfield, dated 1954

Dimensions

Height: 610 mm, Width: 503 mm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Maurice Broomfield, 'Die Casting', 1954, gelatin silver print, printed 1995

Subjects depicted

Liquid; Machinery; Container; Industrial location

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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