Cigarette card with a colour image of a man carrying rows of onions on a stick on his shoulder entitled 'Buy my Four Ropes of Hard Onyons.'' Text on reverse reads:'The travelling costermonger of to-day, with his donkey and large barrow, has absorbed the subject of small pedlars such as the subject of our picture and his colleagues, who cried “Buy my artichokes mistress,” “White radish,” “Ripe sparrowgrass” “Any baking pears,” and the like. ' Number 6 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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