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Textiles Workers Collection

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: Statue of Richard Oastler at Bradford, 1869. Creator: Unknown

Statue of Richard Oastler at Bradford, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Statue of Richard Oastler at Bradford, 1869. 'A monument in honour of the late Richard Oastler, the well-known popular advocate of legislative restrictions on the hours of labour in the cotton

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: Strikers leave mills, Passaic, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Strikers leave mills, Passaic, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Strikers leave mills, Passaic, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: Strike Committee at Mill Gate, Passaic, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service

Strike Committee at Mill Gate, Passaic, between c1910 and c1915. Creator: Bain News Service
Strike Committee at Mill Gate, Passaic, between c1910 and c1915

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: The Cotton Famine: box at Bristol for subscriptions to the distressed operatives fund, 1862

The Cotton Famine: box at Bristol for subscriptions to the distressed operatives fund, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: box at Bristol for subscriptions to the distressed operatives fund, 1862. Donations for unemployed Lancashire textiles workers

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: The Cotton Famine: operatives waiting for their breakfast in Mr. Chapman's courtyard... 1862

The Cotton Famine: operatives waiting for their breakfast in Mr. Chapman's courtyard... 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: operatives waiting for their breakfast in Mr. Chapman's courtyard, Mottram, near Manchester, 1862. Unemployed mill workers. Engraving of a photograph by Mr. Gothard

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: The Cotton Famine: working men's dining-hall, Gaythorn cooking-depot, Manchester, 1862

The Cotton Famine: working men's dining-hall, Gaythorn cooking-depot, Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: working men's dining-hall, Gaythorn cooking-depot, Manchester, 1862. Meals for unemployed Lancashire mill workers

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: The Cotton Famine: distributing tickets for bread, soup, meat, meal, coal etc, Manchester, 1862

The Cotton Famine: distributing tickets for bread, soup, meat, meal, coal etc, Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: distributing tickets for bread, soup, meat, meal, coal etc, at the office of a district provident society, Manchester, 1862. From "Illustrated London News", 1862

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: The Cotton Famine: school for mill operatives at Mr. Stirling's mill...Manchester, 1862

The Cotton Famine: school for mill operatives at Mr. Stirling's mill...Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: school for mill operatives at Mr. Stirling's mill, Lower Mosley-street, Manchester, 1862. Literacy classes for unemployed Lancashire textiles workers

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: The Cotton Famine: provision-shop...Manchester and Salford Provident Society, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The Cotton Famine: provision-shop...Manchester and Salford Provident Society, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: provision-shop where goods are obtained for tickets issued by the Manchester and Salford Provident Society, 1862. Unemployment in Lancashire

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: The Cotton Famine: the Manchester and Salford Provident Society distributing clothing, 1862

The Cotton Famine: the Manchester and Salford Provident Society distributing clothing, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: the Manchester and Salford Provident Society distributing clothing, 1862. Charitable donations for unemployed Lancashire textiles workers

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: The Cotton Famine: operatives reading the latest news from America in Camp-field free library

The Cotton Famine: operatives reading the latest news from America in Camp-field free library, 1862 Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: operatives reading the latest news from America in Camp-field free library, Manchester, 1862. Unemployed Lancashire textiles workers reading newspaper accounts of the American

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: The Cotton Famine: the Society of Friends soup-kitchen...Lower Moseley-street, Manchester, 1862

The Cotton Famine: the Society of Friends soup-kitchen...Lower Moseley-street, Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: the Society of Friends soup-kitchen, Ball-street, Lower Moseley-street, Manchester, 1862. Unemployed Lancashire textiles workers queue for food

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: The Cotton Famine: group of mill operatives at Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The Cotton Famine: group of mill operatives at Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: group of mill operatives at Manchester, 1862. Lancashire Textile workers. The Carder's business is to see that machinery is kept in perfect working order...The Jack Tenter is a

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: The Cotton Famine: meeting of the central relief committee...Manchester townhall... 1862

The Cotton Famine: meeting of the central relief committee...Manchester townhall... 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: meeting of the central relief committee in the mayor's parlour at the Manchester townhall - Earl Derby in the chair, 1862

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: The Cotton Famine: waiting-room at the district provident institution, Manchester, 1862

The Cotton Famine: waiting-room at the district provident institution, Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: waiting-room at the district provident institution, Manchester, 1862. View of...the antechamber to the kitchen...Here the distribution [of soup to unemployed Lancashire textiles

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: The Cotton Famine: making up parcels of clothing at the industrial institution, Manchester, 1862

The Cotton Famine: making up parcels of clothing at the industrial institution, Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: making up parcels of clothing at the industrial institution, Manchester, 1862. Our Artist has made a sketch of that portion of the building where the bales are received in

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: The Cotton Famine: receiving clothes at Bridewell Hospital...for the distressed operatives, 1862

The Cotton Famine: receiving clothes at Bridewell Hospital...for the distressed operatives, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: receiving clothes at Bridewell Hospital, London, for the distressed operatives, 1862. [In Lancashire], the committees for the supply of bedding

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: The Cotton Famine: distributing coal at the Castle-field old coal-wharf, Manchester, 1862

The Cotton Famine: distributing coal at the Castle-field old coal-wharf, Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: distributing coal at the Castle-field old coal-wharf, Manchester, 1862. Charity for unemployed Lancashire textiles workers

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: The Cotton Famine: shop for mill-hands at Mr. Birley's mill, Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The Cotton Famine: shop for mill-hands at Mr. Birley's mill, Manchester, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: shop for mill-hands at Mr. Birley's mill, Manchester, 1862. Charity for unemployed Lancashire textiles workers. Mr

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: The Cotton Famine: dwellings of Manchester operatives, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The Cotton Famine: dwellings of Manchester operatives, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: dwellings of Manchester operatives, 1862. Starvation and destitution among unemployed Lancashire textiles workers. No

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: The Cotton Famine: the sewing-class at the Manchester...Provident Society's rooms, 1862

The Cotton Famine: the sewing-class at the Manchester...Provident Society's rooms, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The Cotton Famine: the sewing-class at the Manchester and Salford Provident Society's rooms, 1862. Unemployed Lancashire textiles workers

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: Employment of Lancashire operatives, under the Public Works Act... Blackburn, 1864

Employment of Lancashire operatives, under the Public Works Act... Blackburn, 1864. Creator: Frederick John Skill
Employment of Lancashire operatives, under the Public Works Act, at Revidge Hill, Corporation Park, Blackburn, 1864. There has been no difficulty in setting the men to work

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: 'Akasaka (numbered 37)'; Fujikawa (numbered 38) (image 4 of 4), c1802. Creator: Hokusai

"Akasaka (numbered 37)"; Fujikawa (numbered 38) (image 4 of 4), c1802. Creator: Hokusai
"Akasaka (numbered 37)"; Fujikawa (numbered 38) (image 4 of 4), c1802. Rope makers. Series: Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido(Tokaido gojusan tsugi). Attributed to Katsushika Hokusai

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: The International Exhibition: Sandford and Mallory's flax-gin, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The International Exhibition: Sandford and Mallory's flax-gin, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The International Exhibition: Sandford and Mallory's flax-gin, 1862. Although of a very unpretending appearance, the flax-gin of America may claim a value for industrial usefulness greater than

Background imageTextiles Workers Collection: The New French Treaty - No. II. Lyons and French Silks, 1862. Creator: Unknown

The New French Treaty - No. II. Lyons and French Silks, 1862. Creator: Unknown
The New French Treaty - No. II. Lyons and French Silks, 1862. View of the Croix Rousse...[this] was for a very long period the head-quarters of the population of canuts


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