Occasional posts on subjects including field recording, London history and literature, other websites worth looking at, articles in the press, and news of sound-related events.

23 June 2020

Street Cries: Hawkers & Walkers of Early America

THERE IS a new addition to this website’s Street Cries of the World collection: Chapter XV: Local Vendors and Street Criers from Richardson Little Wright’s 1927 Hawkers & Walkers of Early America.

Hawkers & Walkers book frontispiece

It’s an informative piece written in a chatty journalistic style. Also, suffused with the prejudices of its times, which I ought to forewarn you of if, for example, you’re thinking of drawing a child’s attention to some of its contents, such as the street cry rhymes.