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"Carver: A Journey Through Time and Craftsmanship" Step into the world of Carver, where history, artistry, and legends intertwine

Background imageCarver Collection: A Plan of the town of Sheffield in the county of York drawn by W. Fairbank 1797

A Plan of the town of Sheffield in the county of York drawn by W. Fairbank 1797. Engraved by Thomas Harris
Original at Sheffield Local Studies Library:s 45 S

Background imageCarver Collection: The Gentleman Who Asked the Carver - H. M. Bateman

The Gentleman Who Asked the Carver - H. M. Bateman
The Gentleman who asked the carver at Simpson s-in-the-Strand whether the meat was English or foreign. A curious and innocent question from a diner at the famous English restaurant causing more than

Background imageCarver Collection: Advertisement for Robert Sorby and Sons, edge tool manufacturers, Carver Street, 1889

Advertisement for Robert Sorby and Sons, edge tool manufacturers, Carver Street, 1889
Image from Sheffield and Neighbourhood (page 208) (printed and published by Pawson and Brailsford, Sheffield, 1889 (Sheffield Local Studies Library: 914.274 S)

Background imageCarver Collection: The Wild Bunch, 1901, gang of American outlaws, bank and train robbers, led by Butch Cassidy

The Wild Bunch, 1901, gang of American outlaws, bank and train robbers, led by Butch Cassidy, seated right. Cassidy, born Robert LeRoy Parker (1866-1908): Standing left

Background imageCarver Collection: Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef

Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef
Market Reports illustrated (Postcard series): MEAT: " English beef was in fine condition." This report on English beef (as a commodity traded on the Stock Exchange)

Background imageCarver Collection: MASSASOIT & CARVER, 1620. Wampanoag Native American chief Massasoit meeting with John Carver

MASSASOIT & CARVER, 1620. Wampanoag Native American chief Massasoit meeting with John Carver, the first governor of Plymouth colony, in 1620. Steel engraving, American, 19th century

Background imageCarver Collection: Union Workhouse, Wellington, Somerset

Union Workhouse, Wellington, Somerset
The Wellington Union workhouse on North Street, Wellington, Somerset. A group of local children stand outside. The workhouse, designed by County Surveyor, Richard Carver, was erected in 1836-7

Background imageCarver Collection: GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER (1864-1943). American botanist, chemist, and educator

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER (1864-1943). American botanist, chemist, and educator. Lithograph by Richard Brent, c1940

Background imageCarver Collection: Ms. Lat 209 fol. 11r The Professions, from De Sphaera (vellum)

Ms. Lat 209 fol. 11r The Professions, from De Sphaera (vellum)
XIR308310 Ms. Lat 209 fol.11r The Professions, from De Sphaera (vellum) by De Predis, Cristoforo (1440/45-86) (attributed to); Biblioteca Estense, Modena

Background imageCarver Collection: Burma Woodcarver

Burma Woodcarver
Burma. - A wood-carver

Background imageCarver Collection: A stone carving shop at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

A stone carving shop at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageCarver Collection: The Judgement of Solomon (marble)

The Judgement of Solomon (marble)
3507389 The Judgement of Solomon (marble); (add.info.: Marble sculpture depicting The Judgement of Solomon by Simon Troger (1693-1768) an Austrian ivory carver

Background imageCarver Collection: 'The Ivory Carver' - painted by E. H. Wehnert, 1857. Creator: Unknown

"The Ivory Carver" - painted by E. H. Wehnert, 1857. Creator: Unknown
"The Ivory Carver" - painted by E. H. Wehnert, 1857. Charles Boxer, an American poet of some reputation, has furnished the subject of the picture by Mr

Background imageCarver Collection: Portrait of Lorenz Spengler, Ivory Turner and Curator of the Royal Danish Kunstkammer, 1756-1757

Portrait of Lorenz Spengler, Ivory Turner and Curator of the Royal Danish Kunstkammer, 1756-1757. Swiss craftsman, teacher, court artist

Background imageCarver Collection: Ship Carver's Sign, c. 1938. Creator: Dorothy Hay Jensen

Ship Carver's Sign, c. 1938. Creator: Dorothy Hay Jensen
Ship Carver's Sign, c. 1938

Background imageCarver Collection: Mr Pickwick Addresses the Club, 1890 (w / c on paper)

Mr Pickwick Addresses the Club, 1890 (w / c on paper)
DHM35978 Mr Pickwick Addresses the Club, 1890 (w/c on paper) by Green, Charles (1840-98); 77x95 cm; Charles Dickens Museum, London

Background imageCarver Collection: Granite stone carvings outside a shop at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

Granite stone carvings outside a shop at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageCarver Collection: A stone carver at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

A stone carver at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India
A stone carver in his workshop at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, India

Background imageCarver Collection: Papua Wood Carver

Papua Wood Carver
Antonyus Bunjamin (Abe)

Background imageCarver Collection: Carver Doone

Carver Doone
Image of Carver Doone, a character in Lorna Doone. Date: circa 1908

Background imageCarver Collection: High Diving Horse

High Diving Horse
William Doc Carver (1851-1927) had been mounting a diving horse show since 1894. The rider in this picture is probably his daughter Lorena. Date: circa 1925

Background imageCarver Collection: Lewes Stable and Owner G. Poole

Lewes Stable and Owner G. Poole
Scenes from Lewes Stable, owned by G. Poole, who is pictured in one of the images. Also shown are champion jockey L. B. Rees and racehorse Ned Carver. Date: circa 1924

Background imageCarver Collection: Bronze sculpture of a WWI British trooper

Bronze sculpture of a WWI British trooper
Bronze sculpture of a First World War British trooper astride his horse.Born in Paris 26.11.1871, he learned the techniques of Sculpture from his father

Background imageCarver Collection: Trade Card for John Steell, Carver, Gilder, and Printseller, 19th century. 19th century

Trade Card for John Steell, Carver, Gilder, and Printseller, 19th century. 19th century. Creator: Anon
Trade Card for John Steell, Carver, Gilder, and Printseller, 19th century

Background imageCarver Collection: The Mask Carver, Japan, 1804 / 30. Creator: Katsushika Hokumei

The Mask Carver, Japan, 1804 / 30. Creator: Katsushika Hokumei
The Mask Carver, Japan, 1804/30

Background imageCarver Collection: Wood Carvers Bench, 1938. Creator: Lloyd Charles Lemcke

Wood Carvers Bench, 1938. Creator: Lloyd Charles Lemcke
Wood Carvers Bench, 1938

Background imageCarver Collection: E Cross (b / w photo)

E Cross (b / w photo)
3651386 E Cross (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: E Cross. Illustration for Oxford Illustrated (Mates Illustrated Guides)

Background imageCarver Collection: Man Goeth Forth To His Labours, 1859 (oil on canvas)

Man Goeth Forth To His Labours, 1859 (oil on canvas)
3822499 Man Goeth Forth To His Labours, 1859 (oil on canvas) by Calderon, Philip Hermogenes (1833-98); 76.2x87 cm; Calderdale Museums Service, West Yorkshire

Background imageCarver Collection: Indian ivory carver in a bazaar working on model of ceremonial elephant (photo)

Indian ivory carver in a bazaar working on model of ceremonial elephant (photo)
5998137 Indian ivory carver in a bazaar working on model of ceremonial elephant (photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCarver Collection: Irish gentleman in his cell, Dublin prison, 1821

Irish gentleman in his cell, Dublin prison, 1821
Irish gentleman in his cell with other inmates, Dublin prison, 1821. Captain Blake introduces a ragged exciseman. Sheriffs Prison - Introducing Swan the Exciseman

Background imageCarver Collection: The Stonemason, c. 1735 (coloured engraving)

The Stonemason, c. 1735 (coloured engraving)
CHT173517 The Stonemason, c.1735 (coloured engraving) by Engelbrecht, Martin (1684-1756); Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France; eArchives Charmet; German, out of copyright

Background imageCarver Collection: A pair of George III Dining Chairs, c. 1765 (carved mahogany and upholstery)

A pair of George III Dining Chairs, c. 1765 (carved mahogany and upholstery)
PAR222390 A pair of George III Dining Chairs, c.1765 (carved mahogany and upholstery) by Manwaring, Robert (18th Century) (attr)

Background imageCarver Collection: Evelyn discovering Grinling Gibbons, illustration from Cassell

Evelyn discovering Grinling Gibbons, illustration from Cassell
STC393246 Evelyn discovering Grinling Gibbons, illustration from Cassells Illustrated History of England (engraving) (sepia photo) by English School

Background imageCarver Collection: Lynne Carver in a golf outfit designed by Dolly Tree in 1940

Lynne Carver in a golf outfit designed by Dolly Tree in 1940 Date: 1940

Background imageCarver Collection: Lynn Carver and Reginald Gardiner in Everybody Sing (1938)

Lynn Carver and Reginald Gardiner in Everybody Sing (1938)
Lynn Carver in Everybody Sing (1938) wearing a white evening gown and white fur jacket designed by Dolly Tree, along with Reginald Gardiner Date: 1938

Background imageCarver Collection: R Moseley, carver and gilder to the king, trade card (engraving)

R Moseley, carver and gilder to the king, trade card (engraving)
731539 R Moseley, carver and gilder to the king, trade card (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: R Moseley, carver and gilder to the king, trade card)

Background imageCarver Collection: Stonemason at work in a graveyard

Stonemason at work in a graveyard. circa 1800

Background imageCarver Collection: Festival of the Royal Society of Musicians (engraving)

Festival of the Royal Society of Musicians (engraving)
1616331 Festival of the Royal Society of Musicians (engraving) by Jellicoe, John (fl.1888); Private Collection; (add.info.: Festival of the Royal Society of Musicians)

Background imageCarver Collection: Swiss Peasant in Winter (engraving)

Swiss Peasant in Winter (engraving)
3625273 Swiss Peasant in Winter (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Swiss Peasant in Winter. Illustration for Chatterbox (1885)

Background imageCarver Collection: Portrait de Carle Vanloo, d apres lui-meme (engraving)

Portrait de Carle Vanloo, d apres lui-meme (engraving)
3644551 Portrait de Carle Vanloo, d apres lui-meme (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Portrait de Carle Vanloo, d apres lui-meme)

Background imageCarver Collection: Imagiers au treizieme siecle (engraving)

Imagiers au treizieme siecle (engraving)
3646100 Imagiers au treizieme siecle (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Imagiers au treizieme siecle. Illustration for Le Magasin Pittoresque (1882)

Background imageCarver Collection: A wood carver of Simla (engraving)

A wood carver of Simla (engraving)
728541 A wood carver of Simla (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: A wood carver of Simla)

Background imageCarver Collection: Cribb, glass and picture frame maker, trade card (engraving)

Cribb, glass and picture frame maker, trade card (engraving)
733793 Cribb, glass and picture frame maker, trade card (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Cribb, glass and picture frame maker, trade card)

Background imageCarver Collection: Edward and his employer (engraving)

Edward and his employer (engraving)
6007151 Edward and his employer (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Edward and his employer)

Background imageCarver Collection: Studio of Japanese wood-carver (engraving)

Studio of Japanese wood-carver (engraving)
967322 Studio of Japanese wood-carver (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Studio of Japanese wood-carver)

Background imageCarver Collection: Carver working on casket ornaments, Oneida, New York, April 3, 1916 (b / w photo)

Carver working on casket ornaments, Oneida, New York, April 3, 1916 (b / w photo)
1078985 Carver working on casket ornaments, Oneida, New York, April 3, 1916 (b/w photo) by Hassler, William Davis (1877-1921); Collection of the New-York Historical Society

Background imageCarver Collection: Receipt from Lorenzo Gobbi, carver, gilder, looking glass and picture frame manufacturer

Receipt from Lorenzo Gobbi, carver, gilder, looking glass and picture frame manufacturer, Liverpool, 1886 (litho)
3639374 Receipt from Lorenzo Gobbi, carver, gilder, looking glass and picture frame manufacturer, Liverpool, 1886 (litho) by English School

Background imageCarver Collection: Un Genie de village (engraving)

Un Genie de village (engraving)
3645594 Un Genie de village (engraving) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Un Genie de village. Illustration for Le Magasin Pittoresque (1871)



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"Carver: A Journey Through Time and Craftsmanship" Step into the world of Carver, where history, artistry, and legends intertwine. From the intricate engravings of Thomas Harris to the daring exploits of The Wild Bunch, this caption takes you on a captivating ride. In 1797, W. Fairbank's plan of Sheffield unveils a town bustling with life and industry. Among its streets lies Carver Street, home to Robert Sorby and Sons - renowned edge tool manufacturers since 1889. Their craftsmanship echoes through time as their tools shape wood into masterpieces. But carving is not limited to objects; it extends to encounters that shaped nations. In 1620, Massasoit, a Wampanoag Native American chief met John Carver - the first governor of Plymouth colony. This pivotal moment in history immortalized through an enchanting steel engraving from the 19th century. As we journey further, we encounter diverse carvers across continents - from Burma's skilled woodcarvers to Papua's indigenous artisans who breathe life into their creations. Their hands tell stories passed down for generations. Yet carving transcends physicality; it becomes an expression of social dynamics too. Market Reports reveal English country squires skillfully carving beef while discussing matters beyond culinary delights – perhaps shaping alliances or sealing deals amidst slices. Even humor finds its place in our exploration as H. M Bateman introduces us to "The Gentleman Who Asked the Carver. " Laughter ensues as social norms are playfully challenged at mealtime gatherings. Delving deeper still reveals ancient manuscripts like Ms. Lat209 fol. llr depicting professions including that of a carver – reminding us that this craft has stood firm throughout centuries. And finally, we pay homage to George Washington Carver – an American botanist whose tireless efforts revolutionized agriculture and education during challenging times in history.