Refreshments by the way: 1872

Gustave Doré

 
Refreshments by the way: 1872
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

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Illustration of a woman selling refreshments to people on their way to the Derby, from the book 'London: a Pilgrimage' by Blanchard Jerrold and Gustave Doré, 1872. Jerrold writes that people frequently stopped for refreshment: 'Pots of beer flash through the crowd: are lifted to the roofs of omnibuses, passed inside through the windows, raised to the lips of ladies who are giggling in spring carts, handed to postillions who drink while their horses plunge; and not an unwilling lip is seen anywhere'.

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