From the Encyclopedia of Sciences, Arts and Trades, Diderot and D’Alembert
And you thought you had a tough job.
Detail: workshop, work bench, hides, tanning, tanners, windows, open fire, grill, mules (shoes)
Reblogged this on Paleotool's Weblog and commented:
Another great image from Jon Townsend. Hide tanning in 1769
I know nothing about tanning…why are they dressed as they are…or “Undressed”?
They are smoking the hide. I am sure a very hot and smelly job.
Interesting…I cannot recall (not that I am expert for sure!!) ever seeing trades dressed. Yes, hot and smelly (that I knew)…but if you;re dealing in acids, dyes etc (which I assume they were) it would seem you wanted to protect your own hide!!!!! With more than a turban and a diaper!!!!!!
should have said “dressed in that fashion.” Need more coffee!
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