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Cries Of London Snap Cards

November 29, 2018
by the gentle author

It has been a while since I added to my collection of Cries of London down the ages, so I was delighted to acquire these beautiful cards for a mere couple of pounds. For me, their patina after more than century of use in games of Snap only enhances the appeal of these characterful portraits of industrious Londoners of the eighteen-nineties.

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

London Characters

Geoffrey Fletcher’s Pavement Pounders

Faulkner’s Street Cries

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

John Player’s Cries of London

More John Player’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

Adam Dant’s  New Cries of Spittlefields

4 Responses leave one →
  1. Gary Arber permalink
    November 29, 2018

    I had some Hokey Pokey when I was a child, it was a white ice cream, frozen solid and made my teeth ache.

  2. Ian Silverton permalink
    November 29, 2018

    As a child living in Bethnal Green East London,we saw these people on a daily basis,the coke man,the coal man,the dog results, the news boy,the Italian ice cream sellers, the chimney sweep,who made it my job to go in the street,and look up to our Chimney Pots on the roof of the Pub,and shout out when I saw the brushes,popping out!!! The rag man,for all out old clothes,in exchange for a Gold Fish,no money,Milkman on Horses and carts, shell fish man, with a barrow, Good Times, poor people then,as of now we think,in the East End, when ever we here about it,or see GA pictures,thanks Paul

  3. Greg Tingey permalink
    November 29, 2018

    My grandmother had an identical set to these ….

  4. Jeanette Hollick permalink
    November 30, 2018

    Thank you for this interesting post. Lovely illustrations.

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