|A small group of topographical cartes-de-visite showing views of the town of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.
The carte at the top left shows the shopkeeper and a boy standing outside Boddington’s, a rope, twine and sack manufacturer, according to his shop sign.
The carte at the top left shows a view of East Street, according to the street sign, and the shop premises of a Mr Bryer.
The middle carte on the left shows a pub with a pub sign of a black horse, under which the name of the licensee, J. Barton, is painted. According to the 1861 census, the publican was Mrs Elizabeth Barton of 37, Market Square, a 59-year-old widow.
The middle carte on the right shows the opposite side of the same street. The pub sign on Mr Barton’s premises can still be seen, with a man in a top hat and apron standing under the sign.
The lower carte on the left shows the hotel run by Mr John K. Fowler on Market Square. According to the 1861 census, Mr Fowler, aged 43, was a ‘Hotel Keeper, Wine Merchant [and] Farmer occupying 200 acres of land [and] employing 13 men and [illegible] boys’. Also present on the night of the census were his wife Mary, their two sons and seven daughters.
condition: Most of the cartes are in excellent condition, both print and mount, but the sixth shows general signs of age.
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