The tradesman at the West End is obliged to give up his trade and breed poultry

John Leech

Wood Engraving

The signs on the store front read, “To be let. The business retiring from the prsent occupier,” “New laid eggs to be had here,”, and “Gone into the ham sandwich business near the Exhibition.”

No. XX in the Punch series, “Memorials of the Great Exhibition. — 1851.”

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