Source 1b

Photograph entitled ‘Members of the Matchmakers’ Union’ at the Bryant & May factory, 1888, © Wellcome Images


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Look at Source 1b

  • What does the photograph infer about the age of these workers?
  • What does the photograph suggest about their social class?
  • What does the photograph caption: ‘Members of the Matchmakers’ Union’ reveal about these workers?
  • Does it suggest anything about their wages?
  • Is there similar information provided by Source 1a and Source 1b?
  • What is the connection between the two sources in the history of match factory workers?
  • What are the advantages/disadvantages of both sources?