Toy booths at the Mitcham Fair

Toy booths at the Mitcham Fair

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Date Photo Taken 13th August 1906
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 J.H.Baldock
Picture Reference Mit_​Events_​Fair_​6-4
Original Format Photo
Notes / History Mitcham fair stalls (1906). Some of the booths,known as penny stalls.

In the days before mass marketing, many rural communities relied on travelling pedlars and hawkers to provide them with household goods.

The penny stalls sold cheaper items for a penny or less. Amongst the goods shown here are dolls, toys, drums, glassware, china and ornaments.

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