Penrhyn Slate Quarries, near Bangor, Wales, c 1842.

Newman & Co

Penrhyn Slate Quarries, near Bangor, Wales, c 1842.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Description

Lithograph made and published by Newman & Co of London, showing a monumental open cast mining landscape. Slate has been mined here since the 16th century and is still used as a roofing material. At the start of the 21st century this slate quarry was still the largest in the world and being used.

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