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Market Place, Looking North

Market Place, Looking North

Photographer: Brothers, Alfred

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1878

Shelfmark: 10352.I.2

Item number: 37

Length: 13.5

Width: 15.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"The view of Market-place, looking north, shows the busy scene enacted there on Market-day, when the narrow thoroughfare is crowded with loose stalls for the sale of flowers, fruit, and vegetables, yet open to every kind of vehicle, as if huxters and housewives had entered into a combination to place the lives and limbs of each other in the greatest possible jeopardy. Of all the public places in Manchester, the Market-place says least for the public spirit of the authorities, being altogether inadequate to the requirements of so populous and important a city."

Text by James Croston from his book 'Manchester As It Is'.

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