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Gallery: London Miscellaneous

Kodak Factory, Harrow, London, c. 1900s

@iamtimbo / 7 years ago / 2552 views / comments

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This photograph taken in the Developing and Printing Department shows women retouching glass negatives. Taking photographs was becoming far more common and new techniques were invented. More people were needed to work on the processing of negatives which had previously been done in photographers shops.

The 1911 census report shows that many young women found work in this new industry. Their clothes suggest a date in the 1900s. The site is currently being offered for development, following the scaling back of Kodak's operations.

©English Heritage.NMR  ‑ used with permission

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Harrow 

Harrow Weald 

Wealdstone 

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