cigarette card

Cigarette card with a colour image of a man standing behind a stand displaying colourful windmills, entitled 'Windmills' Number 24 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:'Among the varieties of children’s toys offered for sale in the streets the most common seem to be the hobby- horse (a stick with a representation of a horse’s head attached), windmills, woolly lambs, toy flags and swords, and wooden figures. The dealer in hobby-horses blew a trumpet, his cry being “Troops, everyone!” The windmill-seller cried “Buy my windmills for a ha’penny a piece!” While the dealer in miscellaneous toys cried “Ere’s yer toys for girls an’ boys!”'

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