The Lantern lighter after Carl Vernet around 1823. Historical professions.

lantern lighter, carl, vernet, Parisian Characters, Historical professions,
L’Allumeur de Réverbères d’apres Carl Vernet.

The Lantern lighter. Parisian Characters. Historical professions.

City employee who lights the street lamps at nightfall.

L’Allumeur de Réverbères d’apres Carl Vernet.

Source: Musée du luminaire depuis l’époque romaine jusqu’au XIXe siècle by Henry René d’Allemagne. Paris, Chez l’auteur 1900.


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