London (Volume V) (page 2/2)

[picture: Man putting up a poster]

Man putting up a poster

A man us using a pair of brooms on long poles to stuck up a poster advertising an auction on a wall already plastered with advertising posters. He wears a top hat but his trousers have holes and patches; he carries a basket and has [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Old Shop, corner of Fleet Street and Chancery Lane in 1799]

Old Shop, corner of Fleet Street and Chancery Lane in 1799

The general character of shops in olden London was tohave the wares exposed openly to the street, without any barrier of glass between the buyer and seller. Wherever our old topographers and chroniclers give a representation of a London shop—at least [before] the time of Queen Anne [1702 – 1714]—this was the observable feature. The shop, too, unlike [...] [more...] [$]


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