Album, possibly dating from the 1950s, with illustration of a cruise liner on the front. Written on the spine 'Old prints of English crafts & trades'. Contains 29 small coloured prints stuck onto the pages, illustrating people working: wheelwright, jeweller, hat maker, coach maker, confectioner, brewer, baker, saddler, glass blower, potter, ladies' dressmaker, currier, type founder, brush maker, wool comber, calico printer, basket maker, dyer, bleacher, cork cutter, bookseller, copper-plate printer, letter press printer, book-binder, smith, tailor, tanner, gold beater and bricklayer. The style of dress indicates that the illustrations date from the early 19th century.
Album of 'prints of English crafts and trades'
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 2941 CRA
- Dates of Creation[1950s?]
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 album.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
This album was found among the papers of Robin and Heather Tanner, given to the Crafts Study Centre in 1995. Whether it was put together by the Tanners, or simply acquired by them in its current form, is unknown.
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This entry was compiled by Greta Bertram, Crafts Study Centre Curator, June 2020.
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