The Linen Industry

The Linen Homelands at work and in song


These films give a glimpse into different aspects of the Linen Industry from manufacturing techniques to the changing attitudes towards the linen mills and how the industry has influenced even our musical culture. Watch unkempt beards emerge as flaxen tresses and a maze of threads form damask linen in propaganda films from 1930s to the 1960s. This cluster of films is a great way to see the process of creating linen, from field to factory, and the changing working conditions for the people who made it.



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