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The Streets of London

Victorian parlour game described as “a merry round game for from four to eight players” published by John Jaques & Son, London, c.1880. The complete street cry is printed along the top of each card and players compete to complete the most sets of street cries. See the Rules

“The Streets of London” published by John Jaques & Son, London, c.1880

Above: eight stencil-coloured picture cards from the game, the remainder of the cards in each set comprise a single word from the phrase. The backs of the cards are plain pink. Images courtesy Matt Probert.

“The Streets of London” published by John Jaques & Son, London, c.1880

Above: four cards from a similar edition, probably slightly later, with colours applied by hand. Images courtesy Rex Pitts.

Last Updated January 31, 2018 at 11:10am

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