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Urban Trades – The Baker (1568)
This image of a baker was taken from a 1568 publication entitled Eygentliche Beschreibung Aller Stäande auf Erden [Actual Description of all Professions on Earth], with verses by Hans Sachs and illustrations by Jost Amman. The baker advertises not only his bread ("Come to me, he who suffers hunger pangs/ I have good wheat and rye bread / Baked from grain, wheat, and seeds"), but also his pretzels, rolls, and Easter cake. Woodcut by Jost Amman (1539-91), 1568.