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COTTAGE INDUSTRIES & HAND-WORK

The Buckinghamshire Lace Industry and Its Revival, by the Countess of Buckinghamshire (GOP 1896)
The Jersey Knitters (GOP 1895)

FIELD & FARM

Girls Who Work in the Fields (GOP 1894)
Girls Who Work in the Fields: The Hop-Pickers (GOP 1895)
See also the Gardening, Farming, Poultry-rearing & Agricultural Work section for information on raising poultry, bees, and other "domestic" livestock.


MINING

An Underground Excursion, by Ruth Lamb (GOP 1883)
A visit to a coal pit.
Down a Coal Mine, by Lady Lennox (GOP 1893)

FISHING

An Autumn Thanksgiving: The Harvest of the Sea, by Beatrice Smallfield (GOP 1895)
A sea harvest festival at St. Michaels Mount, Cornwall.
Fisher Girls and Fishwives, by Fanny Green (GOP 1897)WC
Life in the herring, shrimp and pilchard fishing communities.

STREET VENDORS, WORKERS & PERFORMERS

The Flower-Girls of London, by Emma Brewer (GOP 1892)
A look at the lives, manners and situation of London's flower-sellers.
London Flower Girls After the Great Frost (GOP 1895)

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Magazine Abbreviations:
CFM = Cassell's Family Magazine GOP = Girl's Own Paper ILA = Illustrated London Almanack S = The Strand
AM = Atlantic Monthly C = Century Magazine D = Demorest's Monthly Magazine G = Godey's Lady's Book H = Harper's Monthly
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