Cigarette card with a colour image of an old woman carrying a barrel in one hand and a walking stick in the other, entitled 'Diddle, Diddle, Diddle, Dumplens, ho!' Text on reverse reads: 'Many street traders indulged in a sort of singing refrain such as that of a seller of dumplings; “Diddle, diddle dumplins, ho,” and the “Ti-tid-ty-tiddy-loll. Here is your nice gingerbread” of the vendor of gingerbread cake. Traders in pies and dumplings used to call at the taverns to find customers, with whom they frequently settled the price of their wares by playing “pitch and toss.” ' Number 17 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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