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Workmen, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Workmen, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s


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Filename: TRURI-TRUmis-35.tiff

Size: 7592 x 5937 (45.1MB)

Date: 29th July 2019

Source: Royal Cornwall Museum

County: Cornwall

Location Name: 50.263195, -5.051041

© From the collection of the RIC

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Workmen, Truro, Cornwall. Early 1900s

Two workmen posed with an unidentified machine, outside an industrial building. Photographer: Arthur William Jordan

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TRURI : TRUmis.35

Media ID 19165803

© From the collection of the RIC

Businesses Industry Wood Work Working


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print from the early 1900s showcases two diligent workmen standing proudly beside an enigmatic machine outside a robust industrial building in Truro, Cornwall. The skilled laborers exude a sense of accomplishment and expertise as they pose for the camera, symbolizing the unwavering spirit of hard work that defined this era. The photograph, captured by renowned photographer Arthur William Jordan, offers a glimpse into the thriving industry and bustling businesses that once thrived in Cornwall. With their weathered faces and sturdy attire, these men epitomize the resilience and dedication of Cornish workers during this time. The unidentified machine at their side serves as a testament to technological advancements within industries such as woodwork or carpentry. Its intricate design hints at its importance in enhancing productivity while preserving traditional craftsmanship. As we delve into this remarkable image, it transports us back to an era when manual labor was integral to economic growth. It reminds us of the countless hours spent honing skills and perfecting techniques necessary for success in various trades. Preserved within the archives of Royal Cornwall Museum, this print stands not only as a visual record but also as a tribute to those who shaped Cornwall's industrial landscape. It invites us to reflect on our own connection with workmanship and appreciate how past generations laid foundations upon which modern industries thrive today.

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