Bricklayer at work on scaffolding

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a bricklayer at work building a house. He stands on scaffolding, which is constructed from wooden poles lashed together with rope. The bricklayer holds a brick and his trowel. Beside him is a board with a pile of mortar on it, a hod to carry bricks and mortar, and a level which uses a plumb line (unlike a modern spirit level). The wall of the house he is building is very thick, which necessitates a complex bond. From small woodblock original.