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'Trade and Manufacture', c 1845.

Hawkins, B Waterhouse (Benjamin Waterhouse)

'Trade and Manufacture', c 1845.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm


Vignette from a lithographic plate showing an ivory workshop with caskets, ches set, knife and pistol handles made from elephant tusks. A worker uses a foot-powered lathe to turn the items. Taken from 'The Elephant' in 'Graphic Illustrations of Animals - Showing Their Utility to Man in Their Employment During Life and Uses After Death', a book illustrated by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins. Printed by J Graf. Published by Thomas Varty.

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