cigarette card

Cigarette card with a colour image of a man carrying a saw over one shoulder and coiled wire over his other shoulder, entitled 'Any Work for Iohn Cooper' . Text on reverse reads: 'Many of the working trades have long since disappeared from our thoroughfares, and although the mender of chairs and the travelling knife-grinder are still with us, the travelling cooper has vanished. His cry, “Any work for John Cooper,” recalls a time when wooden tubs and pails were more generally used in households than they are today. The familiar surname of Cooper is, of course, of trade origin. ' Number 11 in a set of 25 cigarette cards entitled 'Cries of London'. Issued by John Player & Sons, a branch of the Imperial Tobacco Co. Ltd.

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