2056.—Pots to Mend.details

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2056.—Pots to Mend.

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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 breeches, white socks or stockings and square-ended shoes.

If we do not so often as of old hear the cry of “Pots to mend!” (Fig. 26056), and if the tinker has ceased to be the popular personage he once was, the fraternity has not yet wholly gone out; his utility has preserved him. The absence of utility, or we may rather say, positive mischievousness, has caused the disappearance of other street-trading classes [...] (p. 211)


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