Council workers laying compresed asphalt, Paris, c 1881.

Smeeton-Tilly

Council workers laying compresed asphalt, Paris, c 1881.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

Illustration by Smeeton-Tilly entitled 'Application de l'asphalte brut a la confection d'une chausee dite s'asphalte comprime (Travaux de Paris, Service municipal).' Plate taken from 'La Nature' (Paris, 1881) edited by Gaston Tisandier, showing council workmen laying asphalt in a Paris street. A tradesman, his wares balanced on his head, looks on.

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