Coastal salt pans, France, 19th century

Coastal salt pans, France, 19th century

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Caption: Coastal salt pans. 19th century artwork of workers gathering salt from coastal salt pans in a salt marsh in the west of France. The use of salt pans to evaporate sea water is an ancient method of salt production, dating back thousands of years. Artwork taken from Grands Hommes et Grands Faits de l'Industrie (Great Men and Great Facts of Industry), France, circa 1880.

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