Officers in the wardroom of a destroyer

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Commentary

This official Admiralty photograph shows a group of officers in the wardroom of a destroyer. The relationship of officers to their living quarters was quite different from that experienced by the lower ranks. Officers were not responsible for cleaning or maintaining spaces such as these, and stewards were on hand to serve drinks.

Themes

Consumer Practices
Gender / Sexualities
Identities
Human Relationships
Labour
Leisure
Social Position

Dominant Representational Strategies

Elements
Context

Dwelling

Type
Institutional
Residential
Detail
Other / Unknown
Other / Unknown
Historical Terminology
Specified Social Level
Unspecified

Activities

Type
Intellectual, Cultural and Spritual
Physical States and Actions
Detail
Reading
Smoking
Sitting
Talking

Rooms

Type
Leisure / Games Room
Multifunctional Living Space
Social and Sitting Spaces
Other / Unknown
Historical Terminology

Inhabitants

Type
People
Detail
Adults
Male

Objects

Type
Coverings and Hangings
Furniture
Equipment
The Arts, Recreation and Ceremony
Detail
Supporting, Storage and Display
Seating
Heating
Tools, Utensils and Appliances
Names
Date(s)
1939-1945
Country
United Kingdom
Historical Region
Description
Format
Photograph
Type
Genre
Interior View
Publication
Copyright
by permission of The Imperial War Museum.
Location
Imperial War Museum, London: Photograph Collection, A. 791
Record ID
QC1056