Gustav Merker, Photographisches Atelier German Laborers with Hammers, Aprons
Medium Vintage Albumen Print/ CD-V
Photo Date 1875c Print Date 1875c
Dimensions 3.25 x 2.25 in. (83 x 57 mm)
Photo Country Germany
Photographer Country Germany
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About This Image
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. Both men wear aprons that appear to be covered with plaster dust, and both hold delicate hammers. Their sleeves are rolled up, as though the photographer caught them in mid-job. 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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