Category:Rag-and-bone men

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English: A rag-and-bone man, rag-picker or chiffonnier, was a 19th- and early 20th-century term for someone who made a living by rummaging through refuse in the streets to collect material for salvage. Traditionally this was a task performed on foot, with the scavenged materials (which included rags, bones and various metals) kept in a small bag slung over the shoulder. Some wealthier rag-and-bone men used a cart, sometimes pulled by horse or pony.

Rag-picking is still widespread in some Third World countries today, where it offers the poorest in society around the rubbish and recycling areas a chance to earn a hand-to-mouth supply of money.

ropavejero (es); 收買佬 (yue); chiffonnier (fr); Trapuketari (eu); drapaire (ca); Pizzaru (scn); Strascee (lmo); Քրջահավաք (hy); 收買者 (zh); foddeman (fy); șifonier (ro); тряпичник (ru); Lumpensammler (de); ĉifonisto (eo); lumpsamlare (sv); rag-and-bone man (en); Skrotplukker (nb); Strasêr (eml); voddenman (nl); cenciaiolo (it); strasê (lij); אלטע זאכן (he); Քրջահաւաք (hyw); جامع الخردة (ar); vetešník (cs); Fetzndandla (bar) persona que compra ropa y útiles ya usados (es); métier consistant à collecter les objets usagés pour les revendre (fr); collects and sells unwanted household items (en); Person, die Lumpen oder Schrott sammelt (de); mestê (lij) parracaire, drapaires, parraquer, pedacer (ca); Altwarenhändler, Trödler, Tändler, Schrottsammler (de); straccivendolo (it); junkman (en); ĉifonistino (eo); 收買佬 (zh); şifonier, șifonieră, şifonieră (ro)
rag-and-bone man 
collects and sells unwanted household items
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Drapaire a París el 1899 fotografiat per Eugène Atget
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