Iron Age Ads: Farm Folk at Work

These engravings from Germany show farm folk at work in the 1700s

| September 2011

Almost nothing is known about these engravings from Germany. They capture scenes in about 1700, showing farm folk at work. “While it is common for artwork of this period to feature animals in a rural setting, it is somewhat unusual to discover images showing actual farm labor in action,” says Don Chambers, who owns the images. “I hope your readers might enjoy this unique view into the past and may be able to provide insight into the details featured in the works.”  FC 

Grateful acknowledgement is given to Don Chambers, who contributed these images. For more information about the images shown here, contact Don at P.O. Box 17071, Urbana, IL 61803; e-mail: 

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