Some years ago in Egypt on the Nile I saw an abandoned lump of stone with cuts along a line that were from several thousand years ago. Now, in 1928, here we had a stone cutting machine that could do that in a fraction of the time! Mind you, there's no shortage of hard labour about either!!!
Photographer: A. H. Poole
Collection: Poole Photographic Studio
Date: 16th May 1928
NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3501
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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