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'Downward rolling mechanism and tuskwork', Austria, 19th century.

Stiesberger, J

'Downward rolling mechanism and tuskwork', Austria, 19th century.
3 7 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 29cm


Lithograph by J Stiesberger of Salzburg, entitled 'Rollenabfahrt und Hauerarbeit', showing a view of tourists descending into a salt mine on a specially built device operated by rollers and designed as a 'ride' for tourists to take them down and through the mines. A miner is breaking up the salt into pieces nearby. This lithograph is one of eight salt mining scenes taken from a booklet entitled 'Durrenberg und seine Grubenfahrt' ('Durrenberg and its Mine Rides') by Stiesberger, designed as a souvenir for tourists visiting the famous salt mines at Durrnberg (modern spelling), near Salzburg, Austria.

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