A view of the Toyshop in the Victorian Walk Gallery

 
A view of the Toyshop in the Victorian Walk Gallery
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

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A view of the Toyshop in the Victorian Walk Gallery.
Victorian children saved their farthings to buy ‘penny toys’ from street sellers and dazzling toy arcades such as Lowther’s on the Strand. With rows of small shops like this one, Lowther’s was an ‘Aladdin fairy palace’ of expensive train sets, dolls and lead soldiers, ‘all the glories and wonders a child’s fancy can conceive’.

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.

Image Details

Date
 
1837 AD - 1901 AD
Image Number
 
008172

© Museum of London

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