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Record Number: 9984


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Walking back to lunch I met an old lady wheeling another old lady in a bath-chair, and heard the one in the bath-chair reading aloud slowly from the leaflet I had been distributing: "Speed-up in Industry: 5 men now do the work that it took 6 men to do in 1932".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

12 May 1937

Country:

England

Time

afternoon: 12.45

Place:

city: London

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:

Female

Date of Birth:

n/a

Socio-Economic Group:

Unknown/NA

Occupation:

n/a

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

n/a

Country of Experience:

England

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

the other old lady, caring for the lady in the bath-chair


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[unknown]

Title:

[pamphlet]

Genre:

Ephemera, Technology

Form of Text:

Print: Pamphlet

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

9984

Source - Manuscript:

Other

Author:

Humphrey Jennings and Charles Madge, 'May the Twelfth: Mass-Observation Day Surveys' (London, 1937), p. 246, 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:

Humphrey Jennings and Charles Madge, 'May the Twelfth: Mass-Observation Day Surveys' (London, 1937), p. 246, 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=9984, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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