A general view of the Victorian Walk Gallery with the Tobacconist on the left and Toy Shop on the right.
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A general view of the Victorian Walk Gallery with the Tobacconist on the left and Toy Shop on the right.

© Museum of London

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A general view of the Victorian Walk Gallery with the Tobacconist on the left and toy shop on the right. In the foreground a tobacconist's wooden trade sign in the form of a Highland soldier figure can be seen.

Tobacconists sold blends of loose tobacco, snuff, cigarettes and smoking accessories. Habits were changing. Rolled cigarettes were available, and briar-root pipes replaced clay ones. Wooden figures advertised what was on sale: a Scottish Highlander – that snuff was sold; a Blackamoor – tobacco from the United States of America.

The ‘Victorian Walk’ uses original shopfronts and objects from the Museum’s collection to capture the atmosphere of London life at the close of the 19th century – a shopping arcade, a barber’s, a bank manager’s and clerk’s offices, a public bar, a back alley of warehouses and workshops.
 

Date

1837 AD - 1901 AD
 

Image Number

008138
 

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