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Some Old London Trade Cards

December 15, 2019
by the gentle author

I discovered this selection of old London trade cards by rummaging down the back of a hypothetical sofa and searching under a hypothetical bed. Especially noteworthy are the cards for Lacroix’s and Peter De la Fontaine which are the early work of William Hogarth.


Images courtesy Bishopsgate Institute

You may like to see my original selection

The Trade Cards of Old London

The Signs of Old London

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  1. Nicola Johnson permalink
    December 15, 2019

    Wonderful set of cards!

  2. Jan permalink
    December 15, 2019

    Thank you these are so beautiful to look at from a time when craftsmen and women celebrated their skills. One can but marvel in changed times.

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