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FRA-00172, Roubaix Wool Industry

   

Physical Description:

Black and White Digital Photo File (jpg)

Subjects:

Wool Industry



Roubaix and Tourcoing, twin cities in northern France, near the Belgina frontier, have been known for their wool exports since the middle ages. Royal protection defended them against overpowering competition from the neighboring town of Lille way back in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Collection


Call No. FRA-00172
Holding Rights: Unrestricted