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The Wall Worker: c.1877

John Thomson

The Wall Worker: c.1877
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Full image caption

Mr Cannon, seated on the right, a displayer of cheap advertising boards on walls or fences, known as a 'wall worker', c.1877. The boards had to be removed each night and replaced again in the morning. Mr Cannon had been a prosperous shoe maker whose business had been ruined by the Crimean War, causing him to fall on hard times.

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1877 AD - 1877 AD
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