Teofani Cigarette Factory, Brixton, London

Teofani Cigarette Factory, Brixton, London
Photograph taken 1916 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: BL/23660/06

Piles of imported dried tobacco can be seen in the foreground. The men are using machines to grind the tobacco into smaller pieces before it can be sent through for rolling and packaging. Cigarette production rose during the First World War as cigarettes were an important part of the rations given to men serving in the armed forces.

Location

Greater London Brixton

Period

World War One (1914 - 1919)

Tags

industry factory interior work worker men clothing machine tobacco ww1 wwi world war one (1914 - 1919)