Cigarette card with a colour image of a man carrying a tray full of objects over his shoulders and a walking stick in one hand, entitled 'Knives,Combs or Inkhornes' Number 20 in a set of 25 cigarette cards entitled 'Cries of London'. Issued by John Player & Sons, a branch of the Imperial Tobacco Co. Ltd. Text on reverse reads:' The pedlar of our illustration carries a miscellaneous assortment, including knives, spectacles, horn-books, brushes, combs, pins and needles, wash balls (for scouring purposes), watches, chains and other trinkets. Pins were offered for sale with the flattering request “Pretty pins, pretty women!” and the musical refrain – “Three-rows-a penny, pins/ Short whites, and mid-de-lings!”
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