Early Blanket Factory, Witney, Oxfordshire
Women machinists sewing and folding blankets at the Witney Blanket Factory, in the 19th century. The women are wearing aprons over their everyday clothes. Most of them are wearing smart looking hats. At this time everybody wore hats out of doors. It is possible that these ladies would not normally have worn their hats while working but have put them on to have their photograph taken.