X hits on this document

20 views

0 shares

0 downloads

0 comments

8 / 10

This couple has always been together even though she is wood and he is made of a heavy type of papier mache. Each measures approximately eight inches. She carries predominately sewing notions and he is a seller of gloves, leather smalls and books. Kaonis Collection

I t w a s V i c t o r i a s h u s b a n d P r i n c e A l b e r t w h o n o t i c e d n o t o n l y t h e s u b t l e c h a n g e s i n t h e E n g l i s h c u l t u r e w r o u g h t b y t h e e v o l u t i o n , b u t t h e p l i g h t o f t h e E n g l i s h p e d d l e r . I n 1 8 4 2 , h e h e l p e d t o e n a c t a l a w p e r t a i n i n g t o t h e p r o f e s s i o n a l s t r e e t s e l l e r . A f t e r t h a t d a t e , e a c h p e d d l e r w a s r e q u i r e d t o d i s p l a y a l i c e n s e . F u r t h e r m o r e , i n o r d e r t o o b t a i n t h e l i c e n s e , t h e p r o s p e c t i v e m e r c h a n t w o u l d n e e d t w o p e o p l e t o v o u c h f o r t h e i r h o n e s t b u s i n e s s p r a c t i c e s a n d g e n e r a l i n t e g r i t y . A l a s , t h e V i c t o r i a n a g e p r o g r e s s e d a n d w i t h t h a t , t h e h u m b l e s t r e e t p e d d l e r w o u l d e v e n t u a l l y b e c o m e a q u a i n t r e m i n d e r o f s i m p l e r t i m e s . T h a t d o w n f a l l o f t h e f l e s h a n d b l o o d p e d d l e r r e s u l t e d i n s e n t i m e n t a l , m i n i a t u r e v e r s i o n s i n w a x , w o o d o r p a p i e r - m â c h é r e s i d i n g u n d e r g l a s s d o m e s , w h i c h m a d e a p p e a r a n c e s i n d r a w i n g r o o m s t h r o u g h o u t V i c t o r i a n E n g l a n d T h o s e h a n d m a d e v e r s i o n s m i g h t h a v e b e e n c r e a t e d b y t h e l a d y o f t h e h o u s e , o r p u r c h a s e d f r o m t h e v e r y s h o p s t h a t h e l p e d p u t t h e p e d d l o u t . o f b u s i n e s s . er

8

Document info
Document views20
Page views20
Page last viewedThu Dec 08 06:43:16 UTC 2016
Pages10
Paragraphs34
Words5038

Comments