Photograph album recording the Royal Mint Works
40 b/w images, mostly 290x200mm, mounted on stubs and tissue guarded. Long 4to. Leather backed cloth covered album. The album documents the Royal Mint Works prior its move to the present premises in Wales. Up until then The Works were located at Tower Hill in London and this album records the staff, processes and activities involved in minting coins, refining gold and aloys. Three loosely inserted photographs with stamp of Adolf Morath on verso suggesting all the photographs in this album are by this photographer. Photographs show staff, equipment and process and materials. Last few images show trade stand for N M Rothschild & Sons Royal Mint Refinery c 1952 at the Castle Bromwich Exhibition. Superb realist images of equipment and machinery preceded by three photographs of the management staff sitting in rows. A few images within the main body of the album show staff at work. Fascinating item. Condition of the album boards is poor.