Women's Work: On Munitions - Dangerous Work (Packing T.N.T.)
Archibald Standish Hartrick
Date Made/Found: about 1917
, British, 1864 - 1950
Material and Medium: lithograph on paper
Dimensions: Overall: 512 x 384mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.2104
This print is from a series called ‘The Great War: Britain’s Efforts and Ideals’, which was commissioned by the Bureau of Information during the First World War. Twelve artists were commissioned to produce prints relating to the Efforts and Ideals associated with war. The subjects included: Making Sailors, Building Ships, Making Guns, Transport by Sea and Women’s Work.
In this print you can see a woman packing TNT in a Munitions factory. The women that worked with TNT were often referred to as ‘Canaries’ due to their hands and faces turning yellow through handling the dangerous substance.
From the Great War: Britain’s Efforts and Ideals series of 6 black and white lithographs which were presented to the major museums of all allied CountriesDisplay Location: