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Julius Mendes Price’s London Types, 4

September 4, 2013
by the gentle author

This is the fourth and final series of London Types designed and written by artist Julius Mendes Price and issued by Carreras with Black Cat Cigarettes in 1919. The presence of the war dominates this set but the Representation of the People Act of 1918, which gave the vote to women over the age of thirty, was a landmark for women’s suffrage and the advance that women achieved through participation in the war effort is manifest here in a number of roles.

You may also like to take a look at these other cigarette card sets of the Cries of London

Julius Mendes Price’s London Types 1

Julius Mendes Price’s London Types 2

Julius Mendes Price’s London Types 3

John Player’s Cries of London

More John Player’s Cries of London

Faulkner’s Street Cries

4 Responses leave one →
  1. September 4, 2013

    How splendid these are. The barber must surely have inspired Agatha Christie. My favourite is the WAAC, with her beautiful autumnal uniform.

  2. Joycette permalink
    September 4, 2013

    Charming and fascinating! The post war period comes alive. The ‘Female Window Cleaner’ in high-heeled footwear certainly had stamina!

    I am not familiar with use of ‘Knut’ — on No. 66, British Officer. Is this a political reference?

  3. David P baker permalink
    September 8, 2013

    Excellent enjoyed this site, keep up this important history of London and its people.

  4. Sue Spiller permalink
    October 29, 2013

    How lovely to see these cards, My nan worked at Carrearsa as a teenager around this time, I have photos of their days trips to the seaside – always with one of them dressed as a black cat! As an old lady she liked to tell people she had been a stripper to shock them – what she had been was a stripper of tobaccon leaves! There is a film of them at work in the museum that she told me about – but they canot let me see it :-(

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