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Wool Merchant taking 'pieces' of cloth to the Cloth Hall at Leeds for sale. These lengths of cloth were made by homeworkers. Merchants supplied raw material and marketed finished cloth. With the coming of woollen mills and industrialisation these craftsmen were gradually driven out of work. From George Walker 'The Costume of Yorkshire' Leeds 1814. Aquatint.

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Wool Merchant taking 'pieces' of cloth to the Cloth Hall at Leeds for sale. These lengths of cloth were made by homeworkers. Merchants supplied raw material and marketed finished cloth.  With the coming of woollen mills and industrialisation these craftsmen were gradually driven out of work. From George Walker 'The Costume of Yorkshire' Leeds 1814. Aquatint.