Courtesy of the Science Museum | Licence: CC BY-NC-SA
Courtesy of the Science Museum | Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

The Preemer Boy

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Print. [The Preemer Boy] / Geo. Walker Del.; Engraved by R. & D. Havell. - Publish'd by Robinson & Son, Leeds, Jany 1, 1814. Aquatint, handcol.; image 20.1x29.7cm on sheet 25.5x36cm. Plate 21 from: The Costume of Yorkshire / George Walker, 1814. After carding or 'rooing' the cloth, the preemer removed flocks from the used teasels. The preemer was an apprentice, the runner or drudge of the cloth dressing shops, employed generally to fetch and carry.

Additional Makers: Robert and Daniel Havell; George Walker

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Leeds, England

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