The factory became a work of art itself. Warhol didn't stop working in fact. If he went home, everybody else would stay there shooting all night. The Factory was a kind of half way house for people going down, taking a lot of drugs, & Andy had the opportunity to play voyeur. He was attracted to addicts; he liked 'beauties or talkers'; they were his raw material. But they burn out.
Three women on the way from the factory where they work to church, where they will pray for their servicemen husbands, Battersea, London, June 1944. Original publication: Picture Post 1731 - Three Girls Go To Church To Pray For Their Husbands - Pub. 24th June 1944 (Photo by Kurt Hutton/Picture Post /Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Before disaster struck: Women workers stack live shells destined for the trenches at the huge munitions factory at Chilwell in Nottinghamshire in 1917. A few months later, on 1 July, 1918, 250 workers were killed when eight tons of TNT explosive at the factory blew up. Only 32 bodies could be positively identified