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Paper making at the Purfleet Mill of Thames Board Mills

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Date:

    ca. 1960 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Vintage silver gelatin print

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.3751-2007

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DELTA, shelf 8

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 vintage silver gelatin print of a paper making machine. A view from below

Date

ca. 1960 (photographed)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Vintage silver gelatin print

Marks and inscriptions

Stamped Maurice Broomfield

Dimensions

Height: 487 mm, Width: 395 mm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Maurice Broomfield, 'Paper making at the Purfleet Mill of Thames Board Mills', about 1960, gelatin silver print

Subjects depicted

Paper; Workers; Material; Industrial location; Workplace; Machinery; Paper mill; Production

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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