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Pedlar Doll

Pedlar Doll

English pedlar dolls were faithful replicas of street traders (hawkers) who were a common site in London and other large cities. Their clothes accurately represented that of the working-classes at the time, whilst their barrows or baskets were filled with tiny copies of goods for sale, such as vegetables or household utensils. This barrow woman dates from around 1815. The goods have long-since gone from her cart. Made of plaster and wood, it was designed to be pulled along by a cord.

In the classroom:

What is this woman doing? Was she rich or poor? What do you think was in her barrow? Perhaps you could make some little vegetables and fruit out of modelling clay that would fit in it.

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