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Perched in the trees: 1872

Gustave Doré

Perched in the trees: 1872
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 28cm

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Illustration of boys perched in trees to watch the University Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge, from 'London: a pilgrimage' by Blanchard Jerrold and Gustave Doré, 1872. Jerrold describes how Londoners wore the colours of the opposing teams: "The blue, pale or deep, was tied to a stick, crowning ginger-beer barrows, flaunting from broken whips, about the fantail of a dustman, nodding over the noses of costermongers' donkeys, and stuck amid the tatters of "gutter children" perched aloft in the river-side trees.'

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1872 AD - 1872 AD
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