About this object

  • Maker:

    Thomson, John

  • ID:


  • Production date:

    c. 1877

  • Location:

    In Store

  • Covent Garden flower women, c. 1877. This group of flower sellers are standing outside St. Paul's Church, their regular spot through generations. Whilst Covent Garden Flower, Fruit and Vegetable Market was a wholesale market, there was room for a few sellers of nosegays to passers-by. Poignantly, Adolphe Smith contrasts the life of these Covent Garden flower sellers with that of Isabelle, the favourite flower-girl of the Paris Jockey Club, who was well rewarded for her services. From a series of 37 photographs published in the book, 'Street Life in London' (1877), with text written by Thomson and the journalist Adolphe Smith. [p.8]

  • Measurements

    H 110 mm; L 82 mm (image), H 270 mm; L 208 mm (album page)

  • Materials

    machine-made wove paper

  • Last Updated





    permanent collection


    digital image copyright Museum of London

  • Related place

    City of Westminster (depicted)

  • Related Group

    Photographers London


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