Teofani Cigarette Factory, Brixton, London
A woman puts boxes onto the counter while the man to the right of the picture tallies the packets. In the background can be seen several women rolling and packaging cigarettes. This was a time when many more people smoked than today and the health aspects of tobacco were less often discussed. 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.