Gustav Merker, Photographisches Atelier German Laborers with Wrenches, Mallet, Tool Bag

Price $100

Ref.# 10968

Medium Vintage Albumen Print/ CD-V

Photo Date 1875c  Print Date 1875c

Dimensions 3.5 x 2.25 in. (89 x 57 mm)

Photo Country Germany

Photographer Country United States (USA)

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Two uniformed workers in this fine occupational carte-de-visite pose for their portrait in the doorway of a building with the street number 194. They may be working on the premises, or just completed work. One man wears an apron and holds tools that may indicate his profession as a plumber. A fascinating document of German professions, pre-August Sander.

Elaborate studio stamp on verso reads: Photographisches Atelier von GUSTAV MERKER BITTER. FELD.

Bitter-feld is a modern-day city in Germany that has a large industrial base, north of Leipzig.

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