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More Victorian Tradesmen Scraps

September 12, 2012
by the gentle author

Here is another set of scraps I have acquired in my ever-growing collection of Cries of London and popular images of tradesmen. With their gaudy chromo-lithographic hues, these lively pictures celebrate the industry of their subjects, expressed in both the exertion and the absorption of their labour. I cannot resist the feeling that the artist who designed this handsome set proudly accented it towards his own trade by including portraits of the lithographic artist and the colour printer – thereby illustrating the means of production of these scraps.

You may also like to take a look at my other scraps

Victorian Tradesmen Scraps

Cries of London Scraps

4 Responses leave one →
  1. September 12, 2012

    Looks as if the pastry-cook and the colour-printer share some of the same skills!

  2. September 12, 2012

    I love this. Your inspiration is helping me find a burst of people to interview in Islington – the most recent profile uncovered a rather romantic story via the comments! I have to admit that I’m finding it hard to focus on any other jobs and would like to publish more than one a week, but I absolutely do not have your dedication (or skill), or beautiful pictures. Like the new banner top too. Nicola

  3. September 12, 2012

    I like the articles that you feature in your Spitafields Life. It’s a great learning experience, both visually and written, everytime I visit your site.

  4. Patty permalink
    September 12, 2012

    My London ancestors were bricklayers, carpenters and lithographers! I love these!

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