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London Nomades

London Nomades

(Scottish, 1837–1921)
Image: 10.8 x 8.6 cm (4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.); Paper: 10.8 x 8.6 cm (4 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.); Mounted: 27.1 x 20.8 cm (10 11/16 x 8 3/16 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

This wagon was owned by William Hampton, “a man of fair intelligence and good natural ability” who was, however, illiterate and had a “dread of education.”


“In London there are a number of what may be termed, owing to their wandering, unsettled habits, nomadic tribes,” wrote John Thomson’s collaborator, reporter Adolphe Smith. Living in wagons, they moved around the city, working seasonal jobs or selling cheap wares at fairs and markets or door to door.
  • (Antiquariat Dr. Jens Mattow, Berlin, Germany)
    March 4, 2019
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • {{cite web|title=London Nomades|url=false|author=John Thomson|year=1877|access-date=04 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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