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A Photograph recording the process of manufacturing leather, as produced by Bevington & Sons, Neckinger Mills, Bermondsey and St. Thomas's Street, Southwark, London. Three men are shown at work finishing skivers and persians for hat linings and boot making. Photographed outside the factory building. An overseer stands behind the working men. Tools and equipment lie in the foreground. An election bill poster hangs on one of the windows calling 'Layard for Southwark!'. Bevington & Sons Leather Manufactory was established in 1795. A young 23 year old Geoffrey Bevington, a keen amateur photographer, recorded the scene and others for display on the firm's stand at the 1862 International Exhibition in South Kensington.
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