Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Egg and Turkey Peddlers

In another of the six panels on the Breaux Mart mural, I depict a couple of the door-to-door peddlers that used to be omni-present in the residential neighborhoods of New Orleans. We once had many people selling goods as they roamed the streets, each with their own unique call as they strolled past houses. Both of these peddlers were inspired by actual illustrations made in the 1880's by itinerant artists such as found in water-colorist Leon Fremaux's book and Leslie Frank's Illustrated Newspaper.