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Record Number: 10157


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Never thought much about it, took it for granted. One thing it's done is make people's nerves on edge all the time, wars and all that, get sick of it. . . . Pictures you get used to, they're all the same. . . . You can get about easier. . . . I don't blame them as finds things out, it's them as is let use the things wot they find out. . . . I read a bit about that new car, don't know what it means though. They're always finding things out now. All right if we knew how to use them, first thing they do is to put men on the shelf before they're grown up. . . . Sometimes think if they had a rest from thinking how they can make more money out of us-that's what they do it for.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

unknown

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

anon

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Electrical worker

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[newspaper?]

Genre:

Technology

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

10157

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

'Britain by Mass-Observation' (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1939), p. 18, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk,

Citation:

'Britain by Mass-Observation' (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1939), p. 18, in Mass Observation Online (access to this site is restricted to purchasing institutions, please see http://www.amdigital.co.uk/collections/Mass-Observation-Online for details). http://www.massobservation.amdigital.co.uk, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=10157, accessed: 30 June 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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