cigarette card

Cigarette card with a colour image of a woman carrying a basket of biscuits on her arm entitled 'Buy my Dutch Biskets' Text on reverse reads: 'Our picture of the vendor of Dutch Biskets is afer an engraving of the 18th century, when she was a familiar figure in London. At that time hot cakes and pies of every description were on sale in the streets. “Penny pies, all hot,” “Hot spice gingerbread,” “Banburies,” “Hot Cross-Buns” (a cry which Shakespeare must have frequently heard), “Sally Lunns,” and “Dutch Biskets,” were some of the many luxuries that tempted our great-grandparents. ' Number 9 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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