The fast smoking girl of the period: 1869
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30cm
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm

The fast smoking girl of the period: 1869

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© Museum of London

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The fast smoking girl of the period. Described by herself. Illustration featured on the magazine 'The Girl of the Period' dated 1869. This image is inspired by the young middle-class women who flocked to the new Victorian department stores and pleasure gardens. The 'girl' was a particular target of reactionary newspaper columnists who disapproved of the freedoms which unfettered fashionable consumption appeared to bring.
 

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Date

1869 AD - 1869 AD
 

Image Number

001458
 

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