Nosegays, Watercress girl, Brewer's Dray, Twopenny-Post
Nosegays, Watercress girl, Brewer's Dray and Twopenny-Post Boy. Itinerant sales girls selling nosegays 19, and watercress on the street 20, a brewer driving a waggon with beer barrels drawn by a dray horse 21 and twopenny-post boy with bugle riding a post pony 22. Woodcut engraving after an illustration by Isaac Taylor from City Scenes, or a Peep into London, by Ann Taylor and Jane Taylor, published by Harvey and Darton, Gracechurch Street, London, 1828. English sisters Ann and Jane Taylor were prolific Romantic poets and writers of children's books in the early 19th century
Winifred Arthur and Vera Clarke, female conductors
Winifred Arthur and Vera Clarke, who were appearing at the Trocadero in 1924 conducting an orchestra of thirty men. Vera had been a ballroom dancing teacher while Winifred was a violin soloist. Winifred appeared at the London Hippodrome the following year in their revue, The Jazz Mistress.
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A triumphal carriage with female reapers holding scythes
A triumphal carriage decorated with fruit and flowers from the harvest accompanied by female reapers (Schnitterinnen) holding scythes. A woman with a bushel of wheat sits on a throne. Part of the celebration of the birth of Freiderich, Duke of Wurttemberg. Taken from Delineation und Abbildung aller furstlichen Aufzug und Ritterspielen by Esaias von Hulsen, 1617. Handcoloured copperplate engraving from Robert von Spalart's Historical Picture of the Costumes of the Principal People of Antiquity and of the Middle Ages, Chez Collignon, Metz, 1810. Date:
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