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Tannery

The Tannery from Vimmerby in Småland is home to three day labourers. Here, animal skins were once treated to make leather and hides.

There is no longer any future for young people at the farmstead. Money is short in the 1890’s, and moving to America is an impossible dream. The city is growing, but there are not enough homes for everyone who dreams of a better life and a job in industry. Temporary, strenous work and a lack of security are the everyday reality for many people.

Small industries like tanneries could grow thanks to reforms in the 1840's. They would eventually turn into factories, or go out of business like this tannery from Vimmerby in Småland.




1830-1860


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