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Lysaught's butcher shop, Hill End 1872



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Before refrigeration, part of the butcher's skill was estimating the amount of meat that could be sold each day, especially in summer. To make the carcasses more attractive, some butchers made decorative patterns on the surface by slicing through the fat layers to reveal the darker muscle underneath. Price gouging was commonplace. In August 1872, the price of beef in Hill End suddenly rose to 6d a pound [11 cents per kg]. The miners held a meeting to form a meat cooperative and the butchers quickly halved their price.

Our Giclee prints are made to order from high resolution digital scans on archival cotton rag papers using pigment inks. They are printed with a white border allowing you to mount and frame as desired. A Library disclaimer is also printed along the bottom edge of the print.

Prints may take up to 21 days to produce and will be sent to you rolled in a sturdy tube.

Sample prints are available to inspect at the Library Shop.

Digital ID A2822439

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