A lamplighter, c 1865.

Saby

 
A lamplighter, c 1865.
4 0 c m
 
33cm
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm

Description

Tinted lithograph by Saby. Taken from a collection of prints and books documenting the early history of the gas industry amased by Sir Arthur Elton. British streets were lit by oil lamps until the introduction of gas lighting by German entrepeneur, Frederick Albert Winsor (d 1830) in around 1807.

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