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Can anyone see well enough to recognise what kind of workshop this is?

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Tailoring? He seems to be cutting shapes from stacks of fabric.

Or possibly leather, given the way he's holding the tool.

Are there no clues from the source of the image?

Edited by spacecadet

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Bookbinder ??

 

Nearly finished books may be waiting to be bound in leather. Curled remnants of old bindings.

 

Bookbinder's press / screw press may be out of the picture.

Edited by Niels Quist

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1 hour ago, Niels Quist said:

Bookbinder ??

 

Nearly finished books may be waiting to be bound in leather. Curled remnants of old bindings.

 

Bookbinder's press / screw press may be out of the picture.

Yes I wondered about book binding. No information unfortunately. Taken by my great grandfather at the end of the 19th century. 

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12 hours ago, Sally said:

Yes I wondered about book binding. No information unfortunately. Taken by my great grandfather at the end of the 19th century. 

 

I think a bookbinder is a very good guess. However, just saw the other images - is it the same ceiling as in the sewing department? This could argue against the bookbinder idea.

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45 minutes ago, Niels Quist said:

 

I think a bookbinder is a very good guess. However, just saw the other images - is it the same ceiling as in the sewing department? This could argue against the bookbinder idea.

No, different places. He went around the small village photographing the locals. The bits in the floor don’t look like paper though. Wonder if it’s leather. I guess it’s not worth guessing.

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