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Blast Furnace, The Black Country

Photograph of an 1872 etching by artist Richard S. Chattock, of a blast furnace. The image depicts the hot and stifling conditions caused by the flames as well as the molten metal, that the workers had to work in (The original etching was Plate III entitled "Tapping the Blast Furnace" from a set of sixteen etchings by the artist on India paper, of the coal and iron district of South Staffordshire)…