Slate Quarry, Penrhyn

#Picture Number ST15

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Victorian picture showing the slate quarry at Penrhyn, Wales.  A vast and deep man-made open pit is traversed by roadways and railway tracks along its cliff edges; a massive rock pinnacle rises to one side. Tools on a ledge in the foreground emphasise the huge scale of the undertaking.