'The Town of Lanark', Scotland, 1824-1825.
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Coloured aquatint and etching taken from a drawing by L Clark. Plate taken from 'View of Scotland' (London, 1824) by Smith and Elder. New Lanark was founded as a brand new industrial settlement in 1785. It became world famous as a model community under the caring and humane regime of social and educational pioneer Robert Owen (1771-1858), who owned and managed the water-powered cotton mills from 1800-1825. Published by Smith, Elder & Co of London.