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Streets of London 1870 - 1900
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Covent Garden Flower Women

Women and men worked on the streets selling wares. These flower girls are standing in front of St Paul’s Church – known as the actor’s church – in their ‘beat’ or place they sold. Adolphe Smith wrote that families usually covered these ‘beats’, making sure they did not lose their place for sales.

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