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Urban Trades – The Miller (1568)
This image of a miller 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 miller is shown grinding grain between two millstones. The caption reads: “Whoever needs to grind grain and wheat,/ Should bring it to me in the mill,/ I’ll put it between the millstones/ and grind it purely and finely.” Woodcut by Jost Amman (1539-91), 1568.