Procesing metal ore, Germany, c 1851.

Heuchler, Eduard

Procesing metal ore, Germany, c 1851.
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

Description

Young men use hammers and chisels to extract the ore from rock, while an older man examines lumps of the rock. Socks dry on the stove behind him, and two boys are having a fight in the background. Illustration from 'Album fUr Freunde des Bergbaus: vierzehn Bilder aus dem Leben des Freiberger Berg-und HUttenmannes' by Eduard Heuchler (1801-1879), posibly published in 1851-1852, in Freiberg. The lithographs in this book, made from drawings by Heuchler, provide an insight into the lives of German miners and metalworkers in the 19th century. The German town of Freiberg is an important mining centre and the area is rich in silver deposits.

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