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80129-0019 - Japanese Broom Vendor, 1890s

1890s
Broom Vendor

Artist Unknown
Publisher Unknown
Medium Albumen Print
Period Meiji
Location Outside
Image No. 80129-0019
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A street vendor carrying brooms (箒, houki) balanced on a carrying pole.

To protect himself from the elements, he is wearing a broad bamboo hat, known as a bachoukasa (バッチョウ笠).

Vendors like him used special calls to make potential customers aware of their arrival.

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Duits, Kjeld (). 1890s: Broom Vendor, OLD PHOTOS of JAPAN. Retrieved on June 26, 2022 (GMT) from https://www.oldphotosjapan.com/photos/725/broom-vendor

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