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The Baked Potato Man

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The Baked Potato Man

“Baked ’taturs! All ’ot, all ’ot!”
The baked potato trade, in the way it is at present carried on, has not been known more than fifteen years in the streets. Before that, potatoes were sometimes roasted as chestnuts are now, but only on a small scale. The trade is more profitable than that in fruit, but continues for but six months of the year.

London Labour and the London Poor by Henry Mayhew - Published 1851 - Available from books.google.com
London, Street Seller