Chimney Sweep at Work
albumen print circa 1870, superb and rare vintage image of a young chimney sweep seated next to a fireplace or furnace entrance, holding his brush and still covered in soot from his work. Taken by an unidentified British amateur. Price: $850. ( Inventory# id997 )
Based on other cartes-de-visite this was found with, image was likely taken by the householder while the sweep paused from his work in their home. A very genuine and invaluable period document.
Last updated January 17, 2018
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