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Hurdy Gurdy man - 1888

What we know about this image :

The Italian Hurdy Gurdy man in Lawson Road outside Pattison's house. He is showing the children a bird in a cage. The bird is perhaps mechanical as the vendor appears to be using his right hand to wind a lever. Note one of the girls has a hula hoop.

Date (of image) : 1888

Donor : Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, County Durham

Creator : James Whitehead Pattison

Part of the "Pattison's Photographs" collection


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