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Female guard at work on the Metropolitan Railway

Female guard at work on the Metropolitan Railway

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L2583. Photographed around 1917, this female guard of the Metropolitan Railway is changing the destination board on the side of a 1st Class car. In common with many other industries, the railways found an increasing role for women due to the enormous pressure on Britain's workforce created by the demands of the First World War.
Publisher
ContributorLondon's Transport Museum
Creatorcorporatename - London News Agency
Datecreation - circa 1917
TypeDigital images - Scanned
Formatdimension.H - 152mm
dimension.W - 203mm
IdentifierLondon's Transport Museum - 1998/ 36844
SourceLondon's Transport Museum
LanguageEN
Relationcopy of - Black and white print
Coverageperiod - circa 1917
Location.Current Repository - London's Transport Museum
RightsLondon's Transport Museum