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Julius Mendes Price’s London Types

November 16, 2020
by the gentle author

It is my 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. These are among the favourites in my ever-growing collection of London Street Cries down through the ages. Almost all are men and 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

4 Responses leave one →
  1. Mark permalink
    November 16, 2020

    Ciggarette cards, you can’t beat them. I have some footballers and cricketeers from the 1930’s, bought in an antique shop in Hastings circa 1973. Great artwork.

  2. Don Blandford permalink
    November 16, 2020

    Does the Cries Of London book have images of the actual cigarette cards?

  3. the gentle author permalink*
    November 16, 2020


  4. Pamela Traves permalink
    November 17, 2020

    I enjoyed the old cigarette packs pictures. I remembered them on my old Grandpapa’s cigarette packs. Not Good Now!!????????

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