2017

NO3930 : Kettle Boiler

taken 7 years ago, near to Dundee, Scotland

Kettle Boiler
Kettle Boiler
Kettle boiler was a derogatory term used for men who stayed at home looked after the children and make the meals while their wives went to work in the Dundee jute mills. From mid 1850s to mid 1950s Dundee had high male unemployment and women were more sought after to do the work in the mills so many men took over the childcare.
I find this depiction at the Verdant Works museum quite moving and sensed how difficult and humiliating it must have been for these men.

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NO3930, 197 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Mary Rodgers   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 6 December, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 25 February, 2020
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 3950 3036 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:27.6890N 2:59.0024W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NO 3950 3036
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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