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An illustration of a flower hawker from 'London: a Pilgrimage' by Blanchard Jerrold and Gustave Doré, 1872. Jerrold notes that flower shows and botanical gardens "have given to the poorer classes the taste for flowers, which the hawker satisfies, at a cheap rate, even in the foggy lanes of the East End". Hawkers dealt not only in cut flowers but in trees, shrubs, seeds and 'branches' such as holly, lilac, may and mistletoe.
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