The archive of employees from the abandoned “Britannia” textile factory was rescued from oblivion and is now a source of tremendous wealth of information. Over 3000 men and women worked there at some point from the late 40s to late 70s, and their portraits and records tell a lot of tales of everyday life in the factory. Further examined as a sociological set of data, this archive gives a valuable insight to the social geography, the urban pull, and the internal immigration of the era, as well as the rise and fall of the textile industry in Greece.