1950 / Solunto, Sycylia, Italy
A ropemaker workshop in Sicily
The photograph shows a ropemaker stretching a thread between a ropemaking wheel and a peg, supported by a ropemaking rake. Also visible in the photo are two boys, one of whom is turning a crank to move the rope wheel. Along the stretched strings walks a man dressed in black. The cordage track (the place where the cords are twisted) is located along the wall.
The factory (stamp on the reverse): “PHOTO GOLDNER / 4, Square Claude Debussy, 4 / PARIS-17e / CARNOT 43-81”.
Handwritten inscription on the reverse: “Sicile / un cordier à Solunto”.
material / technique:
height / width
17.8 cm / 18 cm