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Brandy Seller, Paris, 1737, Anne Claude Philippe de Tubières, Comte de Caylus  (French, Paris 1692–1765 Paris)

"Brandy Seller" by Anne Claude Philippe de Tubières, Comte de Caylus at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Independent English Domestic (English Historical Fiction Authors)

Loretta reports: Some time ago, while researching a London-set story, I was astonished to discover how many hackney coach stands existed .

"Raree-Show" from "Costume of the Lower Orders of the Metropolis" by T. L. Busby (1820)

"Raree-Show" from "Costume of the Lower Orders of the Metropolis" by T.

Travel in Jane Austen's time - distances, etc.

Thoughts on Travel in ‘Sense and Sensibility’

"Sweep" from "Costume of the Lower Orders of the Metropolis" by T. L. Busby (1820)

"Sweep" from "Costume of the Lower Orders of the Metropolis" by T.

"The Groundsel Man" - Illustration from Henry Mayhew's "London Labour & London Poor" (1851-1865): "I sell chickweed and grunsell, and turfs for larks. That’s all I sell, unless it’s a few nettles that’s ordered. I believe they’re for tea, sir. I gets the chickweed at Chalk Farm. I pay nothing for it. I gets it out of the public fields. Every morning about seven I goes for it. I’ve been at business about eighteen year."

The Groundsel ManThe Groundsel Man. “I sell chickweed and grunsell, and turfs for larks." from Henry Mayhew, ”London Labour & London Poor,” 1865

1793 First Plate of The Cries of London The Primrose Seller Artist F. Wheatley 1747-1801 L. Engraver Schiavonetti #sophieladydeparis

1793 First Plate of The Cries of London The Primrose Seller Artist F. Wheatley 1747-1801 L. Engraver Schiavonetti #sophieladydeparis

First Plate of The Cries of London - The Primrose Seller - Two bunches a penny primeroses, two bunches a penny A un sou mes deux poignées de primeroses, à un sou Painted by.

The apothecary tells the woman not to worry because his assistant never makes mistakes, unaware he has already poisoned himself (right). Apothecaries were the forerunners of pharmacists, mixing and prescribing medicinal drugs. 19th century French engraving.

The apothecary tells the woman not to worry because his assistant never makes mistakes, unaware he has already poisoned himself (right). Apothecaries were the forerunners of pharmacists, mixing and prescribing medicinal drugs. 19th century French engraving.

Cries of London, illustrated 1803 from Spitalsfield blog Green Cucumber

New Cries of London Sold by Darton and Harvey 1803 Green Cucumber.

This 1808 image of an old vendor woman selling salop in London seems simple at first glance. Created by William H Pyne for The Costumes of Great Britain

19th Century Street Vendor: Woman Selling Salop

Vendor selling salop, a popular Regency drink, in the streets of London. Image Henry Pyne, c. Salop was a sassafras tea infused with milk and sweetened with sugar. The hot drink had a slight licorice flavor, like root beer.

RANKLEY Alfred, (United Kingdom): Dinnertime in a Georgian interior

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