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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Towards an Alphabet of Trades--"Snapshots" from 1568

The great Jost Amman (1533-1591, Swiss book illustrator and one of the last major production artists working with woodcuts) didn't set out to create a simple alphabet of trades, but did record them, and did so with great clarity, basically creating a 16th-century pre-photographic "snapshot" of the ways in which people conducted their business and livelihood.


 From Apothecary to Wheelturner - no Y or Z.

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