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Julius Mendes Price’s London Types

June 16, 2018
by the gentle author

It is my greatest delight to show these examples of London Types, designed and written by the celebrated war artist Julius Mendes Price and issued with Carreras Black Cat Cigarettes in 1919. After months of searching, these are the latest acquisition in my ever-growing collection of London  Street Cries down through the ages. Some of these images – such as the cats’ meat man – are barely changed from earlier centuries, yet others – such as the telephone girl – are undeniably part of the modern world.

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

John Player’s Cries of London

More John Player’s Cries of London

Faulkner’s Street Cries

Samuel Pepys’ Cries of London

More Samuel Pepys’ Cries of London

Kendrew’s Cries of London

London Characters

Geoffrey Fletcher’s Pavement Pounders

William Craig Marshall’s Itinerant Traders

London Melodies

Henry Mayhew’s Street Traders

H.W.Petherick’s London Characters

John Thomson’s Street Life in London

Aunt Busy Bee’s New London Cries

Marcellus Laroon’s Cries of London

William Nicholson’s London Types

John Leighton’s London Cries

Francis Wheatley’s Cries of London

John Thomas Smith’s Vagabondiana of 1817

John Thomas Smith’s Vagabondiana II

John Thomas Smith’s Vagabondiana III

Thomas Rowlandson’s Lower Orders

More of Thomas Rowlandson’s Lower Orders

Victorian Tradesmen Scraps

Cries of London Scraps

New Cries of London 1803

Cries of London Snap Cards

Adam Dant’s  New Cries of Spittlefields

6 Responses leave one →
  1. Yvonne Kolessides permalink
    June 16, 2018

    Thank you for making my day, every day..

  2. June 16, 2018

    Fantastic. I knew about Carreras’ Black Cat Cigarettes, but I had no idea these cards existed.

  3. Helen Lewin permalink
    June 16, 2018

    There is a noticeable tone of respect given to all these occupations which is very refreshing.

  4. Greg Tingey permalink
    June 16, 2018

    And- how many of both the “old” & the “new” occupations no longer exist…
    “Messenger Boy” / Telephone Girl” / Nightwatchman / Lamplighter / Ratcatcher / Organ-Grinder / Recruiting-Serjeant / Newspaper-Boy / Bill-Poster ( “Who is innocent!”)
    And etc, too ….
    More change in the last 50 years than the previous 500?

  5. Greg Tingey permalink
    June 16, 2018

    Oh & no Knife-Grinder, either, whom I can remember ….
    Shoe-Blacks have reappeared as low-level poverty has done so – not a good sign, that.

  6. June 18, 2018

    Like an updated Mayhew’s Characters. Very interesting.

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