Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 48/51)

[picture: 2050.---Helmets, 1645.  (From Specimens at Goodrich Court.)]

2050.—Helmets, 1645. (From Specimens at Goodrich Court.)

Helmets worn by soldiers in the English Civil War. See Fig. 2045 for details. [$]

[picture: 2055.---Fair Lemons and Oranges.]

2055.—Fair Lemons and Oranges.

A woman with apron tied at her waist carries two baskets, one under her arm and one balanced on her head and resting on top of her broad-brimmed hat; the baskets are filled with fruit. [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 2056.---Pots to Mend.]

2056.—Pots to Mend.

A man walks while wearing old-fashioned clothing has a large pan or bucket over one shoulder, a saucepan in one hand and a hammer in the other. He wears a wide-brimmed hat, an apron, a ragged apron and [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 2085.---[Samuel] Butler's House, Pershore]

2085.—[Samuel] Butler’s House, Pershore

The picture shows the house where Samuel Butler (1613 – 1680), the English poet, was born. It is a farmhouse like many others from the period in England, with a thatched roof and brick chimneys. it has an unevenness that adds a quality of [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 2086.---Plan of St. Giles in the Fields.]

2086.—Plan of St. Giles in the Fields.

This plan of the village of St. Giles-in-the-Fields was made in or before 1840, by which time it was already becoming subsumed into London. [more...] [$]

[picture: 2087.---Westminster About 1600.]

2087.—Westminster About 1600.

The city of Westminster, some four hundred years ago, had the churces and cathedrals of today, but was perhaps somewhat less built-up! Here we are looking across the River Thames at houses, the old [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 2088.---The Custom-House, London, as it appeared before the Great Fire. (From a Print by Hollar.)]

2088.—The Custom-House, London, as it appeared before the Great Fire. (From a Print by Hollar.)

In all this increase of wealth and comfort, London of course took the lion’s share; the days had long passed away when as a port it ranked but a little higher in reputation than the ports of Boston, Lynn, and Southampton; and it began to be a general subject of complaint out of London, how it monopolised “traffic by sea and retailing by land, and exercise [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: 2089.---Barbican. (Designed from ol maps and Elevations, temp. James and Charles I.)]

2089.—Barbican. (Designed from ol maps and Elevations, temp. James and Charles I.)

An old-world street in London, with half-timbered houses overhanging narrow streets and alleys. [more...] [$]


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