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File Cutters

Photo credit: Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

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Skinner painted this view of women cutting rat tail files at the Cammell Laird Steel Works in Sheffield during the First World War. This kind of light industrial work was tackled by women before, during and after the war. This is one of a series of paintings used to reproduce postcards for sale in aid of the British Red Cross.

Science Museum

London


Date

1917

Medium

oil on board

Measurements

H 31 x W 47 cm

Accession number

1980-1397/6

Acquisition method

purchased at Sotheby and Co., 1980

Work type

Painting


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