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A busy Petticoat Lane Market, Middlesex Street, Whitechapel, City of London

John Gay1946/1959

Historic England

Historic England
London, United Kingdom

John Gay's photograph looks over the heads of shoppers in Middlesex Street at a busy Petticoat Lane Market. The market is one of a number of traditional markets withing a short distance of each other in the eastern part of the City of London. Its origins as a place where clothing was sold dates to the early 17th century.

Historic England Archive AA054037

Details

  • Title: A busy Petticoat Lane Market, Middlesex Street, Whitechapel, City of London
  • Creator: John Gay
  • Date Created: 1946/1959
  • Rights: Copyright Historic England Archive, Cellulose acetate photographic film negative

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