The News Boy, No. 10 from Familiar Figures of London Series

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Title

The News Boy, No. 10 from Familiar Figures of London Series

Subject

Newspaper Boys 1889
London, England,
Victorian Period city life,
Newspaper boy cap,
Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain
Eros,
Flower Girls,
Child Labor,
Lithograph postcard

Description

1 postcard recto and verso.

News Paper Boy at the Corner of Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain, London, England.

Creator

Sauber, Robert (1868-1936)

Source

Originally created in 1898 within the “Familiar Figures of London” series of 12 lithographs prints by Robert Sauber.

The statue of Eros located at the Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain is still standing.

Publisher

The Pictorial Stationery Co., Ltd.

Date

Published circa 1906-1909.

Format

JPEG

Language

en

Type

Still image, picture postcard with divided back, 3.5 x 5.5 in

Identifier

ff10_news_recto.jpg
ff10_news_verso.jpg

Abstract

From the Peacock "pictorette" Post Card Series, Figure 10 features a newspaper boy saying "extra extra, read all about it" referencing "Terrible Slaughter Results All the Winners" Title of that day's edition. Located at the Corner of Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain, this dynamic lithograph references child labor including newspaper boys and flower girls. It shows how people received information and communicated during the Victorian era.

Additionally featured is the statue of Eros, completed by Albert Gilbert in 1893, this was a relatively new sight for Londoners in 1898. The statue also received a lot of controversy due its nude nature, and was the first sculpture to be cast in aluminum. Now a known symbol of London, this statue also references the emblem of Evening Standard newspaper.

References

For more examples of this series see: http://www.mystudios.com/artgallery/R/Robert-Sauber/The-Newsboy,-No.10-from-Familiar-Figures-of-London,-c.1901.html

and: http://www.lookandlearn.com/history-images/XD141009/The-Soldier?img=1&search=Robert+Sauber+%28after%29&bool=phrase

For information on the statue of Eros, see: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/survey-london/vols31-2/pt2/pp101-110

Provenance

Original Collection passed from Gertrude Kinnear to her sister Luree Jobe to her daughter Eleanor Jobe, who left it to her niece Elizabeth A. Mealy who left it to her granddaughter Caitlin Mealy.

Rights Holder

For rights and permissions, please contact Caitlin Mealy, catydids515@gmail.com.

Publisher Location Item Type Metadata

Location

Printed in Bavaria.

Based in London

Producer

The Pictorial Stationery Co., Ltd.

Files

ff10_news_recto.jpg
ff10_news_verso.jpg

Citation

Sauber, Robert (1868-1936), “The News Boy, No. 10 from Familiar Figures of London Series,” Omeka 389, accessed April 12, 2024, https://omeka.lib.jmu.edu/389/items/show/552.