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Picture sources

The Awakening Conscience: slide, Tate Gallery, London.
Boatbuilding: slide, private collection.
Charity: Treuherz, p. 16.
The Dinner Hour: Treuherz, plate VII.
Drink: Treuherz, p. 30.
Iron and Coal: Johnson, p. 217.
The Last In: Payne, p. 44.
Leeds: Herrman, plate 69.
On Strike: Valentine, p. 121.
Pitmen Heaving the Coal: Treuherz, p. 60.
Rain, Steam & Speed: slide, National Gallery, London.
The Sempstress: slide, private collection.
A Tea Party: Payne, p. 49.