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Labourers Gallery

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Choose from 129 pictures in our Labourers collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.


WW1 - Pekin Camp, Camp for Chinese Labour Corps, Mont Kemmel Featured Print

WW1 - Pekin Camp, Camp for Chinese Labour Corps, Mont Kemmel

WW1 - Pekin Camp - Camp for The Chinese Labour Corps on the Western Front. The camp was near The Kemmelberg (also known as Kemmel Hill or Mont Kemmel), Heuvelland, West Flanders, Belgium. The labourers were recruited to fill the manpower shortage caused by casualties during the first 2 years of fighting in World War I. As China was initially not a belligerent nation (in the war), her nationals were not allowed by their government to participate in the fighting and so the Chinese Labour Corps was formed. The Corps comprised Chinese men who came mostly from Shandong Province, and to a lesser extent from Liaoning, Jilin, Jiangsu, Hubei, Hunan, Anhui and Gansu Provinces. The men were trained at camps, would be inoculated, have their heads shaved and be given clean clothes before embarking on a gruelling three month journey to their destination. A number are buried in Liverpool, having died during the journey. Approximately 150, 000 Chinese served in the labour corps during the war, around 100, 000 of whom worked in support of the British Army. They were set to work on multifarious tasks including trench digging, road repair, loading at ports, working for the tank corps, burying the dead and making wooden crosses. Identified by a number etched on a brass bracelet, the labour corps were segregated from the rest of the Army. Their war medal, featuring only their number rather than name, was cast in bronze rather than silver. A campaign is underway among the Chinese community to recognise the contribution of these men, and to erect a memorial to them in London. Date: circa 1917

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

Distress in Lancashire: mill-hands work on Preston Moors Featured Print

Distress in Lancashire: mill-hands work on Preston Moors

The distress in Lancashire: mill-hands at work on Preston Moors. Unemployed operatives levelling waste ground on the north side of the town, over seen by inspectors, in preparation for the ground being built on. In exchange for small wages, in this way the unemployed of Preston are kept from want and given useful work. There is no severe exaction of labour, and the men work cheerfully, without the need to remove their coats as navvies do.
1862

© Mary Evans Picture Library

King, Soldier, Labourers Featured Print

King, Soldier, Labourers

King or Chieftain: mantle, tunic, leg bandages, short boots. Labourers: phrygian caps, short tunics & girdles, braies, short hose & shoes tied on with a leather lace. Date: 8th century

© Mary Evans Picture Library

8th, Armour, Bandages, Boots, Braies, Caps, Century, Chest, Chieftain, Class, Classes, Costume, Distinction, Girdles, Hose, King, Labourers, Lace, Leather, Leg, Mantle, Men, Phrygian, Ruler, Shoes, Short, Social, Soldier, Tied, Tunic, Tunics