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"Itinerant Traders of London in their Ordinary Costume with Notices of Remarkable Places given in the Background" by William Marshall Craig (1804): "Lavender – “Six bunches a penny, sweet lavender!” is the cry that invites in the street the purchasers of this cheap and pleasant perfume. A considerable quantity of the shrub is sold to the middling-classes of the inhabitants, who are fond of placing lavender among their linen...""

William Marshall Craig’s Itinerant Traders of London in their Ordinary Costume with Notices of Remarkable Places given in the Background from 1804.

Once a familiar sight upon the London street, Peep Shows or Raree Boxes manned by itinerant performers were recorded in the capital as early as the 15th century Pictured is a veteran of the Napoleonic war making his living at Hyde Park corner as Showman in 1812. Via Spitalfields Life blog.

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