Portraits of new arrivals were used as a marker of a child's progress in the Society. Case studies of some children appeared in the newsletter 'Our Waifs and Strays' describing how they had been transformed from a 'potential street loafer' into a productive member of society. These studies were often illustrated with 'before and after' photographs, contrasting their ragged past with their new-found respectability.

Portraits of new arrivals were used as a marker of a child's progress in the Society. Case studies of some children appeared in the newsletter 'Our Waifs and Strays' describing how they had been transformed from a 'potential street loafer' into a productive member of society. These studies were often illustrated with 'before and after' photographs, contrasting their ragged past with their new-found respectability.

Andreas Gursky. This image captures the amount of people that work in factories even though you dont see them. There is vivid pink throughout this picture

The Photography of Andreas Gursky

Andreas Gursky. This image captures the amount of people that work in factories even though you dont see them. There is vivid pink throughout this picture

Children in the Victorian Age JUST THINK MAYBE A FEW MONTHS OF THIS FOR THE KIDS OF TODAY? YA THINK MAYBE THE ENTITLEMENT ATTITUDE WOULD GO AWAY?

Children in the Victorian Age JUST THINK MAYBE A FEW MONTHS OF THIS FOR THE KIDS OF TODAY? YA THINK MAYBE THE ENTITLEMENT ATTITUDE WOULD GO AWAY?

From December 1941 all women aged 18 to 50, except those exempted, were required to do National Service. They could either join one the uniformed women's services,or seek work in a factory.The contribution made by the women factory workers must be among the most neglected aspect of WW2.The factories were the target of enemy bombers & their homes were near those factories.They worked long hours, spent nights in air raid shelters & survived under food and fuel rationing conditions.

From December 1941 all women aged 18 to 50, except those exempted, were required to do National Service. They could either join one the uniformed women's services,or seek work in a factory.The contribution made by the women factory workers must be among the most neglected aspect of WW2.The factories were the target of enemy bombers & their homes were near those factories.They worked long hours, spent nights in air raid shelters & survived under food and fuel rationing conditions.

Worker. ca. 1900 (poor thing) We never hear about the poor white children!

Worker. ca. 1900 (poor thing) We never hear about the poor white children!

Industrial Labor Painting: Dame Laura Knight, "Ruby Loftus Screwing a Breech-ring," 1943. This painting depicts "outstanding factory worker" Ruby Loftus at her lathe in the Royal Ordnance Factory in Newport, South Wales. Official war artist Dame Laura Knight spent four weeks in the factory sketching Ruby Loftus at work. The portrait captures the intense concentration and poise of her subject. The technical accuracy of the industrial setting was also widely praised."

Industrial Labor Painting: Dame Laura Knight, "Ruby Loftus Screwing a Breech-ring," 1943. This painting depicts "outstanding factory worker" Ruby Loftus at her lathe in the Royal Ordnance Factory in Newport, South Wales. Official war artist Dame Laura Knight spent four weeks in the factory sketching Ruby Loftus at work. The portrait captures the intense concentration and poise of her subject. The technical accuracy of the industrial setting was also widely praised."

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