'A city...': the early stages

Freya Purcell lays out the early stages of her research project on women street sellers and urban space in the 18th and 19th centuries.

They formed part of the daily patterns of the city but who were these women? The court records in the National Records speaks both to these women’s biographies and to the challenges they faced.

The benefits and challenges of using art to trace the experiences of street sellers. As the saying goes a picture can tell a thousand words but how many are true?

When you walk through the city how do people perceive you? How were pedlars perceived and is the same for every walking trader.