Sunday, January 22, 2012

Watercress Girl Revisited

In looking for images of the watercress girl  for that last post, I found this particularly great vintage book cover featuring a watercress girl if not the watercress girl.

I meant the Henry Mayhew character. Regardless, this book cover is as probably as visually appealing as any watercress girl has ever been made to look. Such is the fate of a character who’s literally one basket of wilted greens away from selling herself on the street.

It looks like everything in my elementary school library.

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