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Fibres Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 11 pictures in our Fibres collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Old women picking oakum in a Casual Ward Featured Print

Old women picking oakum in a Casual Ward

The women's casual ward (vagrants' ward) of a workhouse, thought to be at Lambeth, south London. Three women in workhouse uniform sit on benches. One is picking oakum - teasing lumps of old rope apart into their raw fibres. A heap of picked oakum is at her feet. The two other women are sleeping. An overhead rack stores their own clothes.

© Mary Evans / Peter Higginbotham Collection