Any Work for John Cooper: 1688

Marcellus Laroon

 
Any Work for John Cooper: 1688
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

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A print of an itinerant cooper, entitled, 'Any work for John Cooper/ Vieux Tonneaux vieux Poincons/ Concia Mastelli', and numbered 43, from The Cryes of the City of London.

Coopers, or barrelmakers, were in great demand in the 17th century. Besides barrels, they made tubs, casks, milk churns, buckets and other wooden receptacles. A cooper served a seven-year apprenticeship and, as well as being physically fit, would have been required to read and write.

Image Details

Artist/Photographer/Maker
 
Date
 
1688 AD - 1688 AD
Image Number
 
008693

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