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Choose from 753 pictures in our Linen collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Laundry at Shirley Schools, near Croydon, Surrey Featured Print

Laundry at Shirley Schools, near Croydon, Surrey

Inmates ironing clothes and linen in the laundry at the Shirley Schools, near Croydon, Surrey, established in 1904 by the St Olave Union to house pauper children away from the workhouse. The Schools were laid out as a cottage homes development in the style of a village street, with groups of children living in cottages with a house parent. Shirley Oaks Hospital now occupies part of the site

© Mary Evans Picture Library 2015 -

Coloured SEM of the weave of linen Featured Print

Coloured SEM of the weave of linen

Linen. Coloured scanning electron micrograph of the weave of a piece of linen. Linen is made from the fibres of the stem of the flax plant Linum usitatissimum, the seeds of which yield linseed oil. For fibre production the plants are sown close together to produce a tall, erect stand. Harvesting is followed by a process called retting, in which the stems are steeped in water for a period of time. During the steeping bacterial action dissolves the soft, fleshy parts, leaving the tough, thickened cell walls of the fibrous tissue. This is mechanically beaten & combed to produce a pure cellulose fibre material. Magnification: X12 at 6x6cm size

© Dr Jeremy Burgess/Science Photo Library

Linen industry maschine Featured Print

Linen industry maschine

Antique illustration of a linen industry machine: rolling flax (coarse short fiber parts) into flax tapes

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