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Occupational Scientist or Naturalist CDV by C. Brasch of Berlin, Germany

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    Posted 7 years ago

    endeeringl…
    (40 items)

    another ebay find.

    to me, it appears that he has a fishing basket, but the other gear makes me wonder if it's truly all for fishing or something else, especially with all those books.

    **Edit: I'm agreeing with the Naturalist occupational type here, but feel free to add anything if you know more!

    (these images are NOT for use or re-posting anywhere unless permission by me is granted)

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    1. endeeringlyvintage endeeringlyvintage, 7 years ago
      Ah, so cool!! I'm studying for a degree in biology, so that couldn't be more perfect for my collection
    2. Gillian, 7 years ago
      He may be on a sketching trip - I think I see pencils sticking up from his bag. I have no idea what kind of basket that is though.

      His boots would exclude him from wading out into a river to fish for trout.
    3. endeeringlyvintage endeeringlyvintage, 7 years ago
      I've seen specifically fishing cdvs have baskets pretty much identical to that basket, so that's why I assumed he was a fisherman. That does make sense that he'd be geared up to sketch plenty of species, but I don't see any pencils sticking out. They appear to be two hardcover books stacked on top of each other on the bag. He is however, holding what appears to be a softcover book; maybe a sketch book?
    4. endeeringlyvintage endeeringlyvintage, 7 years ago
      and thanks, everyone, for the love!!
    5. Gillian, 7 years ago
      Yup - you're correct about the lack of pencils! I see the books now sitting on top of one another.

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