Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef
Market Reports illustrated (Postcard series):
MEAT: "English beef was in fine condition."
This report on English beef (as a commodity traded on the Stock Exchange) is illustrated by a ruddy and rotund Eglish Country Squire taking great delight in the serving of probably the largest joint of beef you can imagine! Thankfully it does not appear it is all destined for his luncheon as there are other plates to be filled...!
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Ox roasting at Stratford-upon-Avon Mop Fair
Scene showing an ox being roasted at the Stratford upon Avon annual Mop Fair, Warwickshire. Farm workers, labourers, servants and some craftsmen would work for their employer from October to October. At the end of the employment they would attend the Mop Fair dressed in their Sunday best clothes and carrying an item signifying their trade. A servant with no particular skills would carry a mop head hence the term Mop Fair. Employers would move amongst them discussing experience and terms, and once agreement was reached the employer would give the employee a small token of money and the employee would wear bright ribbons to indicate that they had been hired. The stalls at the fair sold food and drink, while others offered games to play.
© Mary Evans Picture Library/The Pete Frost Collection
Trades in Regency Ireland and England: Cork, Dublin
Trades in Regency Ireland and England: Cork, Dublin and London Docks. Irish beef cattle bring driven to the port of Cork 79, view of the River Liffey in the city of Dublin 80 and virew of ships and bridges near the West India Docks on the Thames in London 81. Woodcut engraving from Rev. Isaac Taylor's Scenes of British Wealth, in Produce, Manufacture and Commerce, John Harris, London, 1823. Isaac Taylor was an English writer, artist, engraver and inventor 1787-1865