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Book illustration showing Pickle Herring Street from 'London: a Pilgrimage' by Blanchard Jerrold and Gustave Doré, 1872. Jerrold writes of his visit to Pickle Herring Street with Doré: 'At the cost of sundry blows and much buffeting from the hastening crowds we make notes of Pickle Herring Street: now pushed to the road, and now driven against the wall. The hard-visaged men, breathlessly competing for "dear life," glance, mostly with an eye of wondering pity, at the sketcher, and at his companion with the note-book. What, in the name of common sense, can we want with old Pickle Herring Street that has been just the same as it is, time out of mind?'
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