Under the guidance of Fiona Philip and Daniel Mutibwa (Pararchive Research Fellows at the University of Leeds), Niamh O’Donnell – a student at the School of Media and Communication – delved into the archive for the project. The team unearthed images of the working life of Greater Manchester’s cotton industry, as well as a couple of well-known music venues, the Astoria and Free Trade Hall.
This selection of photographs was made on behalf of Pararchive’s creative-technology partners, Arduino MCR and Bokeh-Yeah!. The images will support and inspire the group members’ Arduino projects and DSLR-shot documentary films, as well as being used in the online storytelling service, Yarn, which was co-produced by the Pararchive project.
About the Daily Herald Archive
The Daily Herald Archive is part of the National Media Museum’s photography collection. It contains more than 3 million images taken for the Daily Herald – at one time the world’s top-selling newspaper – from 1911 until its closure in the late 1960s. Documenting regional, national and international news for over half of the 20th century, the Daily Herald Archive encompasses everything from images of royalty and celebrities to local curiosities.