The Field Offices, Breams Buildings, City of London

The Field Offices, Breams Buildings, City of London
Photograph taken Mar 1891 - Apr 1891 © Reproduced by permission of Historic England Archive ref: BL10725

This is the compositors' room in the office of "The Field" magazine in 1891. This is where the typesetters worked. Notice the young apprentice at work. All the workers are smartly dressed and wearing aprons to protect their clothes. These jobs were skilled, indoor jobs rather than manual labour and this is reflected in the clothing.