Image of the Week: The Political Cobbler

Forget Me Not 1831

From the Forget Me Not annual in 1831 comes this engraving by Henry Chawner Shenton (after a painting by Alexander Chisholm) which depicts a cobbler at home, surrounded by his family. One supposes that the title comes from the moment illustrated, in which the cobbler negotiates the price of a figurine from a peddler passing by the cottage window.

This image comes from the Poetess Archive, which assembles a number of annuals like the Forget Me Not, including textual and visual material.

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