This photograph shows two women starting their lunch break, and was taken to show the typical clothing worn by cotton factory workers. The slide is part of a set made by John Crabtree showing different aspects of cotton factories in northern England. In census records his job title is given as ‘HM Inspector of Factories’, and he wrote a trade manual 'The Cotton Industry' which was published in 1922. These slides were donated to the museum in 1934 by his relative who lived in Exeter.
handwritten 'Cotton operatives leaving work at dinner-time' on label; printed 'J.H. Crabtree' on bottom edge binding strip
This object is not on display.