Old England: A Pictorial Museum (page 49/52)

[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: 2056.---Old Shoes for some Brooms!]

2056.—Old Shoes for some Brooms!

A man is standing with half a dozen straw brooms on his back, tied to a stick he holds in his left hand. He wears a broad-brimmed hat and simple shoes; his coat is in holes, as is his shirt or tunic underneath it. He faces away from us, although, oddly, his right leg is twisted as if it was put on backwards, perhaps through some deformity or perhaps [...] [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 old maps and Elevations, temp. James and Charles I.)]

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

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

[picture: Herstmonceaux Castle]

2103.—Herstmonceaux Castle.

There’s a modern photograph and also a Medieval Festival held each year. The castle is of brick and dates from 1415. The modern spelling is Herstmonceux, near Hailsham, East Sussex. [more...] [$]

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