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The Gentle Author’s Cries Of Covent Garden

May 13, 2017
by the gentle author

I am taking part in the SOUNDS OF THE CITY evening at the London Transport Museum next Friday 19th May, showing some favourite images of CRIES OF LONDON that portray street life in Covent Garden, as illustrated by artists who lived in Covent Garden. Click here for more details

Images by John Thomas Smith courtesy Bishopsgate Institute

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  1. Shawdian permalink
    May 13, 2017

    I cannot get enough of these beautiful etchings in fact, I have now pulled out your book, The GA’s Cries of London and will spend a relaxing hour. Enjoy your Saturday.

  2. May 13, 2017

    What astounding eccentricity!? – starting with the top image. Just imagine it……..You are navigating some narrow cobbled street and this amazing man crowned with a ship, is heading your way. Nowadays, of course, we would snap a photo and “share” with the world. But, what took place back THEN, I wonder? Hmmm, I would love to know.
    Thank you for this wonderful exercise is Time Travel.

  3. Edna Berkshire permalink
    May 15, 2017

    All so very, very interesting. I am fortunate to own a set of 25 cigarette cards “Cries of London” issued by John Player and Son in 1916. There was a different card in each pack of cigarettes and people collected the sets, sometimes 25 and sometimes 50 in a set.

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