British Workman

The British Workman (1855-1921) was a richly-illustrated penny monthly that brought Temperance messages to the working classes. Its founder and editor, Thomas Bywater Smithies (1817-1883), thought that pictures were the best way to communicate improving messages. In 1863 a magazine was started modelled on the British Workman but aimed at women, the British Workwoman. Many issues of the latter are also available through BLT19 and make an interesting comparison.

ZOOM & BROWSE INTERFACE (Metabotnik)CLICK HERE to browse ALL  British Workman numbers 1-43 (1855-1858) and numbers 77-120 (1861-1864)

Single Issues of British Workman digitised by BLT19 Project