Posts tagged ‘purse’

April 8, 2012


Also from The Manner of Crying Things in London printed in 1640. Very similar bodice and petticoat to the bandstring seller, but a lower crowned hat and a large leather purse peeking out from the tabs of her bodice. There is no visible fixing on the front of the bodice opening, neither buttons nor laces, so it must have been closed with hooks and eyes. Notice also the length of the radish roots. Obviously this vegetable was longer and thinner in the 1640s.

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