A Woman’s Place: Gallery

International Women’s Day, 8th March 2021

  • 'Pit brow lass' , Wigan, early C20th.;

These images are representative of women’s work and their struggle for equality in pay and conditions from the late C19th onwards. The two world wars were changing points in history for women employees, with many entering the workforce for the first time.

The end of both wars saw the reduction in women’s opportunities to work, but the change had been made and the drive for fairness had begun. It continues today.

Many of the images above come from the TIC Library Collection, and have been credited in the caption. We are very grateful for the use of these evocative illustrations of women’s struggle for equality. More information and many more brilliant images may be found at http://www.unionhistory.info/about.php

The images of Walter Nurnberg, a photographer who catalogued industrial processes using film lighting to dramatic effect in the 1960s, are worth seeking out on Getty Images, https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/

Thanks to all contributors to the gallery; your input and support is much appreciated.