Sawfish or carpenter shark, Pristis pristis
Sawfish or carpenter shark, Pristis pristis.. Handcolored copperplate stipple engraving from Jussieu's Dictionnaire des Sciences Naturelles 1816-1830. Illustration by J.G. Pretre, engraved by Massard, directed by Turpin, and published by F. G. Levrault. Jean Gabriel Pretre (1780-1845) was painter of natural history at Empress Josephine's zoo and later became artist to the Museum of Natural History.
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Toll House on Putney Bridge, London
Old Toll House at the Northern end of Putney Bridge, London. Built by local master carpenter Thomas Phillips to a design by architect Sir Jacob Acworth, the first bridge was opened on 29 November 1729. In its first guise, from 1729 to 1886 it was slightly down river to the north, and in many official records was also known as Fulham Bridge. It was the only bridge between London Bridge and Kingston Bridge at the time. A toll bridge, it had tollbooths at either end of the timber-built structure. Date: 1878
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Mastaba of Ti. Interior. Egypt
Egypt. Saqqara. Mastaba of Ti. 5th Dynasty. Old Kingdom. Relief depicting carpenters building wooden boats.
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