Teofani Cigarette Factory, Brixton, London

Teofani Cigarette Factory, Brixton, London
Photograph taken 1916 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: BL/23660/09

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.

Location

Greater London Brixton

Period

World War One (1914 - 1919)

Tags

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