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Merchant with sidewalk display of metalware and rugs.
Great Britain, 1880s?
Physical Description:
1 carte de visite : albumen print on card mount ; 11 x 7 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Photographs CdV A3
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Ken and Jenny Jacobson
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The card lacks printed text, on recto and verso.
The photograph depicts an unidentified bearded man in white work coat, standing in the doorway to a building that presumably contains his (unnamed) shop. Immediately in front of the building (on the sidewalk) is a large display of wares, especially metalware -- most prominently metal tubs and watering cans. Rugs and brooms are also draped on the racks. Items bear large tags, presumably with prices. Above the doorway is a sign: "Try Sensation Soap." This probably refers to the Sensation Soap produced by David Thom & Co., of Pendleton (Manchester). Advertisements for the soap appear in British periodicals ca. 1887.
Subject Terms:
David Thom & Co. (Manchester, England)
Merchants -- Great Britain.
Metal-work -- Great Britain.
Rugs -- Great Britain.
Soap -- Great Britain.
Albumen prints.
Cartes-de-visite (card photographs)

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