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Advert, Ferguson & Co, Sailmakers, Greenock, Scotland

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Advert, Ferguson & Co, Sailmakers, Greenock, Scotland

Advert for Ferguson & Co, Sailmakers for Ships, Steamers and Yachts, Roslin Street, Greenock, Scotland.
1905

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Ferguson Greenock Maker Makers Nouveau Roslin Sail Sails Steamer Steamers Yacht Yachts


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This evocative photograph captures the bustling scene at Advert, Ferguson & Co., Sailmakers in Greenock, Scotland, in 1905. The image showcases the intricate process of creating sails for ships, steamers, and yachts, a thriving industry in this Scottish town during the Edwardian era. The sailmakers, dressed in typical workwear, are seen meticulously cutting and stitching together pieces of sailcloth, their focused expressions reflecting the precision and craftsmanship required for their profession. The large, open workshop is filled with rolls of fabric, sewing machines, and finished sails hanging from the rafters, creating a maze of textures and patterns. The Art Nouveau design of the border surrounding the photograph adds an elegant and ornate touch, highlighting the attention to detail that was prevalent during this period. The intricate, flowing lines and organic shapes of the border contrast beautifully with the geometric patterns and straight lines of the workshop, emphasizing the harmony between the natural and industrial worlds. The advertisement for Ferguson & Co. is a testament to the importance of the sailmaking industry in Greenock during the early 1900s. The transportation of goods and people by sea was a significant part of Scotland's economy, and the demand for high-quality sails was high. The success of Advert, Ferguson & Co. can be seen in the impressive size and productivity of their workshop, as well as the pride and dedication of their skilled workforce. This photograph offers a fascinating glimpse into the past, showcasing the rich history of industry and trade in Greenock, Scotland, during the Edwardian era.

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