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Two Peasants Repairing a Cart

A black-and-white painting of two peasants fixing a broken cart on a hillside.


This image of peasants repairing a cart demonstrates both the hard work done by cultivators and their fragile economic situation, which could easily be imperiled by a broken cart. Under such circumstances, poor people constantly repaired durable and personal goods, such as carts or clothing, because they could not afford to replace them with new ones.


mfr. 85.850

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"Two Peasants Repairing a Cart," in World History Commons, [accessed April 15, 2024]