Women's work: On the railways - engine and carriage cleaning

Place Europe: United Kingdom, England
Accession Number ART91730
Collection type Art
Measurement Image: 46.9 x 35.7 cm; Overall: 50.7 x 40.6cm (sheet)
Object type Print
Physical description lithograph on wove paper
Maker Avenue Press
Hartrick, Archibald Standish
Ministry of Information
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Two women, dressed in overalls and carrying billies, walk forwards. Hartrick was sent to various locations to make studies for his series of lithographs about women's work. In most cases the women were doing work previously undertaken by men. Hartrick's images show the adaptability of women during war. This is no. 56 from the series of 66 lithographs 'The Great War: Britain's efforts and ideals', published by the British Ministry of Information, London 1917.