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Leaf-picking, Teafani & Co Works, Brixton BL23660_007

Leaf-picking, Teafani & Co Works, Brixton BL23660_007


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Leaf-picking, Teafani & Co Works, Brixton BL23660_007

TEAFANI & CO WORKS, Brixton. The Turkish Leaf room. Nicotiana tabacum products were regarded as vital war supplies and these women workers are contributing to the war effort by leaf-picking. Photographed by Bedford Lemere & Co in October 1916

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EDITORS COMMENTS
This photograph, titled "Leaf-picking, Teafani & Co Works, Brixton BL23660_007" offers a glimpse into the industrious atmosphere of wartime Britain during World War I. Taken in October 1916 by Bedford Lemere & Co, this image showcases the Turkish Leaf room at Teafani & Co Works in Brixton. In an era where Nicotiana tabacum products were considered crucial war supplies, these dedicated women workers are seen diligently contributing to the war effort through leaf-picking. Their unwavering commitment and tireless efforts highlight their significant role in supporting the nation's needs during a time of conflict. The composition captures a sense of unity and purpose as these women work together amidst stacks of tobacco leaves. The factory setting exudes an air of bustling activity, with each worker focused on her task at hand. Their determination is palpable as they meticulously sort through the leaves that will eventually be transformed into essential tobacco products for soldiers on the front lines. This poignant snapshot serves as a reminder of the immense sacrifices made by ordinary citizens during times of war. It symbolizes not only their contribution to vital supplies but also their resilience and strength in facing adversity head-on. Preserved within Historic England Archive, this powerful image allows us to reflect upon our shared history while honoring those who played an integral part in shaping it.

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