Esoteric London

No. 868: Osborn Street, E1

Posted in Graffiti, Shops by esotericlondon on June 26, 2013

© Roger Dean_RED6804 copy

Osborn Street, London, E1. Photo © Roger Dean 2011

Round London Down East and Up West – Montagu Williams Q.C., 1892:

There are few more interesting places of business than a large wholesale and retail draper’s. At Messrs. Rotherham’s you see one department stacked with carpets; another, with merinoes and dress goods; a third, with rich and beautiful silks; a fourth—resembling a gigantic and well-stocked con­servatory—with artificial flowers, the pick of the Paris and London markets; a fifth, with thousands of rolls of ribbon, representing every colour known to the dyer […].

[Jeremiah Rotherham and Co. Ltd. was a large concern occupying numbers 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90 and 91 Shoreditch High Street, E1. R.D.]

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