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Sponge Yard, 1890 - 1895

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3071A/26

Scope and Contents

228 x 175 mm. Showing workers standing beside a pile of sponges. Before being packed for shipment the sponges are washed, clipped and compressed into bales by the island workforce.


  • Creation: 1890 - 1895


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Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Poor condition, considerable overall yellowing and fading, some crude retouching on some workers’ faces.

Date information

DateText: The date is approximate..

Finding aid date

2012-10-10 12:31:47+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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