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Itinerant Collection

Background imageItinerant Collection: Paddy the Piper

Paddy the Piper
An itinerant Irish piper sitting at the roadside, playing his full set of uilleann pipes. Date: circa 1904

Background imageItinerant Collection: Railway Station at Rawalpindi, Punjab Province, Pakistan

Railway Station at Rawalpindi, Punjab Province, Pakistan
Railway Station at Rawalpindi, then in Northern India, now in Punjab Province, Pakistan

Background imageItinerant Collection: Young Nut Seller & Fish Seller

Young Nut Seller & Fish Seller
A Young Turkish vendor of nuts and a fish seller with a large round basket on his head

Background imageItinerant Collection: Brazil - Street vendor in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil - Street vendor in Rio de Janeiro
Superb postcard from Brazil depicting Street vendor (seemingly specialising in pots, cans and pans) in Rio de Janeiro. He carries the majority of his wares in a large tin tub balanced on his head

Background imageItinerant Collection: Thessaloniki - Salep Merchant

Thessaloniki - Salep Merchant. Salep flour is consumed in beverages and desserts, especially in places that were formerly part of the Ottoman Empire

Background imageItinerant Collection: Thessaloniki, Greece - A Street Vendor

Thessaloniki, Greece - A Street Vendor - selling small items including this miniature carpet! Date: circa 1916

Background imageItinerant Collection: Thessaloniki, Greece - Bootblack

Thessaloniki, Greece - Bootblack Date: circa 1916

Background imageItinerant Collection: Thessaloniki - Dervishes, Lemonade Seller and foreign troops

Thessaloniki - Dervishes, Lemonade Seller and foreign troops Date: circa 1916

Background imageItinerant Collection: Thessaloniki - Street Traders and Foreign Military Personnel

Thessaloniki - Street Traders and Foreign Military Personnel
Street Traders, including a shoeshine boy, a cigarette seller and a porter - all finding plenty of cutom amongst the foreign troops staioned in Thessaloniki (Indian, French and British)

Background imageItinerant Collection: A medieval court jester

A medieval court jester
A court jester - a historical entertainer either employed to entertain a ruler or other nobility in medieval or Tudor times

Background imageItinerant Collection: Travelling Dog Fancier: 'Do either of you two want a cheerful companion for the winter

Travelling Dog Fancier: "Do either of you two want a cheerful companion for the winter
Travelling Dog Fancier: " Do either of you two want a cheerful companion for the winter?" A small dog meanwhile, peeks out through the mans coat. Date: 1901

Background imageItinerant Collection: A Bedouin shepherd in Syria sitting sideways on donkey

A Bedouin shepherd in Syria sitting sideways on donkey
Bedouin shepherd in Syria sitting sideways on donkey to take a rest. He is surrounded by sheep Date: 2005

Background imageItinerant Collection: A Bedouin shepherd on a donkey leads his flock, Syria

A Bedouin shepherd on a donkey leads his flock, Syria
A Bedouin shepherd on a donkey leads his flock of sheep in a long line across the empty wastes of the Syrian desert in Syria Date: 2005

Background imageItinerant Collection: Itinerant barber, Victorian period

Itinerant barber, Victorian period

Background imageItinerant Collection: Itinerant barber

Itinerant barber

Background imageItinerant Collection: Itinerant musician with monkey and donkey, Cairo, Egypt

Itinerant musician with monkey and donkey, Cairo, Egypt Date: 1898

Background imageItinerant Collection: Travelling dentist, May Fair, Ballyclare, Ireland in 1883

Travelling dentist, May Fair, Ballyclare, Ireland in 1883

Background imageItinerant Collection: An itinerant Irish flute player, Victorian period

An itinerant Irish flute player, Victorian period

Background imageItinerant Collection: Chapman or Chapbook Seller

Chapman or Chapbook Seller

Background imageItinerant Collection: Knife grinder at work, Central London

Knife grinder at work, Central London
Itinerant knife grinder at work on a Central London street. Date: circa 1950s

Background imageItinerant Collection: Guy Fawkes in Effigy, Bartholomews Hospital

Guy Fawkes in Effigy, Bartholomews Hospital and Smithfield Market. Children begging with an effigy of Guy Fawkes on 5 November 39, men bringing a patient on a stretcher into St

Background imageItinerant Collection: The Jewel Office in the Tower of London, Rag Fair

The Jewel Office in the Tower of London, Rag Fair and Old Clothes and Ship Building. Crown, orb and sceptre in the Jewel Office in the Tower of London 16

Background imageItinerant Collection: German gipsies at their Glasgow encampment

German gipsies at their Glasgow encampment
German gipsies pictured at their encampment at Vinegar Hill, Glasgow, where they caused quite a stir among the locals

Background imageItinerant Collection: Itinerant turner wearing a dress covered in

Itinerant turner wearing a dress covered in
Itinerant lathe turner (tourneuse) wearing a dress covered in wooden toys and games. She holds a head for a wig 1, scythe 2, trumpet 3, flutes 4, lace bobbins 5, rolling pin 6, egg 8, goblet 9

Background imageItinerant Collection: Itinerant seller of brushes and racquets

Itinerant seller of brushes and racquets, un brossetier, 18th century. He carries a brush with bone handle 1, Dutch clothes brush 2, ordinary clothes brush 3, hat brush 4, paintbrush 5

Background imageItinerant Collection: Two skeletons of Death interrupt an itinerant Hawker

Two skeletons of Death interrupt an itinerant Hawker with his heavy load as he points to his destination. One skeleton plays on a trompette marine, or marine trumpet

Background imageItinerant Collection: Alpine scene with itinerant barrel seller

Alpine scene with itinerant barrel seller. Man carrying barrels, basins and baskets meeting peasants and dairy farmers. Handcoloured lithograph from Carl Hoffmanns Book of the World, Stuttgart, 1857

Background imageItinerant Collection: Chinese itinerant merchant with cart loaded

Chinese itinerant merchant with cart loaded with food products. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Bernieri from Giulio Ferrrarios Costumes Antique and Modern of All Peoples

Background imageItinerant Collection: Chinese toy seller and boy riding a pasteboard

Chinese toy seller and boy riding a pasteboard
Chinese itinerant toy seller and boy riding a pasteboard horse, Qing Dynasty. The toy man plays a gong and his basket includes toy soldiers, bow and arrow, masks, feathers, etc

Background imageItinerant Collection: Itinerant Chinese barber ringing finger bells

Itinerant Chinese barber ringing finger bells to find customers, QIng Dynasty. He carries a stool and bucket on a bamboo yoke, along with razor, scissors, strop, etc

Background imageItinerant Collection: Cotton spinner and mantua maker, Qing Dynasty China

Cotton spinner and mantua maker, Qing Dynasty China. Woman spinning thread on a spinning wheel, and itinerant clothes maker with her tools in a basket

Background imageItinerant Collection: An itinerant bookseller selling tales

An itinerant bookseller selling tales and song-books for the lower orders from a stall. Handcoloured copperplate engraving by Andrea Freschi after Antoine Cardon from Henri-Leonard-Jean-Baptiste

Background imageItinerant Collection: Sonah wallah or itinerant goldsmith of India

Sonah wallah or itinerant goldsmith of India
Travelling goldsmith in India. Date: 1834

Background imageItinerant Collection: A Young Indian Cobbler at work

A Young Indian Cobbler at work. circa 1903

Background imageItinerant Collection: Hong Kong - Itinerant Chinese Barber in the Street

Hong Kong - Itinerant Chinese Barber in the Street - offering a variety of services including shaving the head, back massage and scraping the eyelids! 1908

Background imageItinerant Collection: Vietnam - Chinese man selling small pieces of roasted meat

Vietnam - Chinese man selling small pieces of roasted meat at the side of the street Date: circa 1910s

Background imageItinerant Collection: Travelling healer 1856

Travelling healer 1856
The itinerant healer of Bas- Normandie Date: 1856

Background imageItinerant Collection: STREET TRADES / POTS

STREET TRADES / POTS
An itinerant pedlar seeks to persuade a French countrywoman to purchase one of his pots Date: circa 1840

Background imageItinerant Collection: Spanish Itinerant Music

Spanish Itinerant Music
A couple of musicians Date: 17th century

Background imageItinerant Collection: MEDICAL / PRIMITIVE

MEDICAL / PRIMITIVE
An itinerant Chinese doctor at Tien-Sing, impressing the audience by handling snakes Date: circa 1840

Background imageItinerant Collection: Selling oranges 1864

Selling oranges 1864
The Orange Market in Dukes Place, London, itinerant vendors buy them wholesale, selling them from baskets in the street. Date: 1864

Background imageItinerant Collection: Elderly man (sundowner), Adelaide, South Australia

Elderly man (sundowner), Adelaide, South Australia
Elderly man (an itinerant worker, swagman or sundowner), Adelaide, South Australia. Date: 1900s

Background imageItinerant Collection: Itinerant doorstep peddlar / seller of accoutrement for sewing

Itinerant doorstep peddlar / seller of accoutrement for sewing
Itinerant doorstep peddlar/seller of accoutrement for sewing. Date: 1920s

Background imageItinerant Collection: Portrait of mature Bedhouin Syrian woman with facial tattoos

Portrait of mature Bedhouin Syrian woman with facial tattoos. She wears a a pointed woollen hat Date: 2005

Background imageItinerant Collection: Father and son in Bedouin tent, Syria

Father and son in Bedouin tent, Syria
A Bedhouin man sits with his young son on a carpet inside their tent. They wear traditional Arab clothes and the man pokes the fire

Background imageItinerant Collection: Bagpipe Seller, Charing Cross, London

Bagpipe Seller, Charing Cross, London. Date: 1900s

Background imageItinerant Collection: Street Minstrel, Tangier, Morocco

Street Minstrel, Tangier, Morocco, playing a local three-stringed guitar-type instrument. known as a Gimbri. Date: 1929

Background imageItinerant Collection: Hurdy Gurdy Man and Monkey

Hurdy Gurdy Man and Monkey. circa early 19th century



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