Tradesmen's Lists

(Case 3, nos. 76-82)

Tradesmenís lists are an invaluable record of the stock of shops. Usually letterpress, they contain much information about the role of the grocer, bookseller, linen-draper, etc. Those shown in this section are of large format but it is common also for trade cards to include such lists. A variant on the tradesmanís list is the tradesmanís verse. An example is shown here from the 1820s, although the genre dates back at least to the 1780s.

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