A Street Fair in 13th Century France
Illustration of a bustling street fair in France during the 13th century. Numerous people crowd the streets, selling and buying various wares. In the foreground, a crippled man on a cart begs passersby. A young man in traditional medieval dress, carries a package and shovel. A dog passes beside him. Performers put on show on a stage in the background. To the right, a man carries bolts of cloth, a man hammers something, and a boy plays with a puppet.
KeywordsDog, street, town, city, fair, market, beggar, begging, marketplace, selling, Carnival, puppet, spires, shopping, buying, performers, shops, street fair
GalleriesMiscellaneous Medieval Illustrations, Stores and Markets, France Miscellaneous, Celebrations
Samuel Bannister Harding, Ph.D., Assisted by Margaret Snodgrass, A.M. The Story of Europe: From the Times of the Ancient Greeks to the Colonization of America, An Elementary History for the Sixth Grade, Based Upon the Report of the Committee of Eight to the American Historical Association (Chicago, IL: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1912) 211