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Sharpening Blades

CDV-format albumen print of an Arab with portable grindstone, by Hippolyte Deliť, circa 1865. Imprinted front "H. Deliť & Cie. Phot." and on reverse "Photographie Universelle / H. Deliť & Cie. Caire (Egypte) / succursale de la maison Pierson / Photographe de L'Emperor / Boulevart des Capucines, 3."   (Ref# ib930.03)

Here the sharpener is shown at work, complete with pedal-driven grindstone.

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