Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Another job you wouldn't want to do, lifting large rocks by hand

Climbing up the spokes of a large manual windlass, a dozen men try to counteract gravity and raise a large stone. This scene was painted at a quarry near Paris, France in 1826 but the technique had been used for hundreds of years- if not more- and would continue till steam cranes and later hydraulics replaced it.

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