Mitcham Fair

Mitcham Fair

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1895
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 London Borough of Merton
Picture Reference Mit_​TomFrancis_​Ln120
Original Format Photo
Photographer / Origin of Photo Tom Francis
Notes / History This picture captures a side view of the carousels, the swing boats and the penny stalls.

Notice the boy in the foreground – he is pictured in a sailor suit. This garment became fashionable during the early years of Queen Victoria’s reign when the young Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) was pictured in a similar outfit.

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