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First World War internee engraving of Douglas Camp workshop

Date made: 1914-1918

Description: An engraving of the Douglas Camp showing a view inside one of the camp workshops. The view of the camp workshop shows a series of benches and a floor loom. Some men are working at the benches using wooden hand tools. A box of tools and a glue pot on a spirit burner are on two of the benches. An artist painting on a canvas is on the right hand side and a man working a floor loom is on the left hand side. The engraving is entitled 'Douglas, Insel Man - Schnitz schule' and is signed in the engraving 'F.Nettel - 18'. The engraving is printed with sepia brown ink and has left a plate mark on the paper. The engraving is one of a folio set or edition produced in the camp.

During the First World War (1914-1918) the Isle of Man was used as an internment base for civilian ‘enemy aliens’. They were held in two camps, a requisitioned holiday camp in Douglas and a purpose built camp located at Knockaloe near Peel on the west coast of the Island. These held at their peaks over 4,000 and 23,000 men in some cases for nearly five years between opening in 1914 and final closure in 1919.

Measurements: overall: 22 cm x 30 cm

Materials: paper

Object name: engraving

Collection: Art Collection

ID number: 2008-0170/15



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