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Marcellus Laroon’s Cries Of London II

December 12, 2014
by the gentle author

It is my delight today to publish these splendid plates from Volume II of Marcellus Laroon’s Cries of London, from the seventeenth century copy in the archive of the Bishopsgate Institute

Images photographed by Alex Pink & reproduced courtesy Bishopsgate Institute

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4 Responses leave one →
  1. Gary Arber permalink
    December 12, 2014

    I wonder what the four feet long glass funnel was used for ?


  2. Donald Parsnips permalink
    December 12, 2014

    The long glass funnel is for making music . Apparently no ‘singing glasses’ like this survive intact .

  3. naguere permalink
    December 12, 2014

    What a hard life for them…

    A short while ago whilst staying in South Korea, lying in my simple hotel bed you could in the early early morning such cries, as vendors went about the street. Very haunting it was.

  4. Victoria permalink
    December 15, 2014

    I always look forward the cries of london posts. They record such detail of trade and provisions that are not readily captured elsewhere.

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