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Merchant with sidewalk display of metalware and rugs, 1880s?
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 ManuscriptsPhotographs CdV A3Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Ken and Jenny JacobsonView by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- Full Orbis Record:
- 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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