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Printed and Sold by Francis A. Hancock, 37 & 38, Wood Street, London, E.C.


Harding B 37(15) is another edition.


Ballad - Roud Number: V27510

Title: The lamplighter's poem

First Line: All hail, this joyous season! -- My muse again displays

Themes:  ChristmasTrade depressionLamplighters

1st Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44E2: Street lighting
26B: Rain

2nd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
47I242: Bee-hive

3rd Illustration

IconClass Codes:
43C113: Spoils of the hunt, game, venison

4th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44E2: Street lighting
26D1: Snow

5th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44E2: Street lighting
31A2731: Falling
41A343: Ladder

6th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
44E2: Street lighting
41A343: Ladder

7th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
25D4512: Gasholder, gas tank
25D4511: Gasworks

8th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
41C2621: Cutting meat
43A121: Christmas (non-liturgical celebration)
41C5: Celebration meal, feast, banquet
48C514: Picture, painting

9th Illustration

IconClass Codes:
48C7532: Small group of musicians, chamber orchestra, jazz band
48C514: Picture, painting
43A23: Ball, formal dance


Shelfmark: Harding B 37(16)

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