Bandestringes

..or Hankercher buttons. From The Manner of Crying Things in London 1640, a collection of images of working people in London, slightly earlier than the previous ones I’ve posted. The seller has a bunch of the strings used for tying falling bands in her left hand and a box of buttons under her right arm. She’s wearing a wide brimmed hat, a tucked in kerchief over her waistcoat and what looks like an apron over the front.. She’s holding up by the edge with her right hand.

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3 Comments to “Bandestringes”

  1. Good post, thank you.
    What are Hankercher buttons?
    Regards, Keith.
    http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com.au/

  2. Good post.
    What is a Hankercher button?
    Regards, Keith.

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