Charles Matthews photographing Mitcham Fair

Charles Matthews photographing Mitcham Fair

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1896
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 London Borough of Merton
Picture Reference Mit_​TomFrancis_​Ln122
Original Format Photo
Photographer / Origin of Photo Tom Francis
Notes / History This photograph shows nineteenth century fair-goers purchasing ice cream from a small stall.
During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, these stalls were fairly common, and many were Italian-owned. One such outlet was run by the Tortellano family, who also had a café on the corner of Mitcham common.

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