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French shepherds on stilts. Circa 1810 engraving of shepherds from the Landes region of France, walking on stilts. The shepherds of the Landes region of southern France used to watch their flocks while standing on stilts to extend their field of vision. Image from 'Encyclopedie des voyages', by the French writer and diplomat Jacques Grasset de Saint Sauveur (1757-1810).
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