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Workers at Sheffield Smelting Co. Ltd. Sheffield, Yorkshire, late 19th cent

Workers at Sheffield Smelting Co. Ltd. Sheffield, Yorkshire, late 19th cent


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Workers at Sheffield Smelting Co. Ltd. Sheffield, Yorkshire, late 19th cent

From an original at Sheffield Libraries: s09119

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This print takes us back to the late 19th century, capturing a significant moment in Sheffield's industrial history. The image showcases the dedicated workers of Sheffield Smelting Co. Ltd. , located in the heart of Yorkshire's bustling city. Standing tall and proud, these laborers epitomize the spirit and resilience that defined Sheffield as a hub for steel production. The photograph provides an intimate glimpse into the daily lives of these hardworking individuals who played a crucial role in shaping Sheffield's reputation as an industrial powerhouse. Each worker exudes determination and strength, their faces etched with years of toil amidst the smoky backdrop of this thriving factory. Sheffield Libraries has meticulously preserved this original piece, allowing us to appreciate not only its historical significance but also its artistic value. The composition expertly captures both the grandeur and grittiness associated with steel manufacturing during this era. As we delve into this snapshot frozen in time, it serves as a poignant reminder of how far our society has come while honoring those who laid down foundations for future generations. This photograph is more than just an archival relic; it is a testament to human ingenuity and perseverance that transformed Sheffield into an iconic center for industry and innovation.

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