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The salt pond worker

Salt ponds are vast coastal lagoons where salt water evaporates naturally. The salt pond worker, known as a paludier, was responsible for maintaining the ponds and dams and collecting the salt crystals.

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#00450
Edge of the Salt Marsh
1942
France, Brittany
Sketch, grease pencil and gouache, on Canson paper
Credit: Frédéric Back
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