Miscellaneous Businesses in Birmingham with a View of the Town from the Warwick Canal
The top of the advertisement presents Birmingham across a field with the Warwick Canal in the middle distance. In the background, three churches dominate the urban landscape; from left to right they are St Martin’s, which was originally a medieval foundation, and two 18th century buildings, St Philip’s and St Bartholomew’s. The smoking chimneys of a mill and forge provide evidence of industrial activity. The artist is keen to portray Birmingham in a rural setting; two cows graze in the middle foreground, providing a central focus for the picture.
The rest of the page lists the names, addresses and business activities of twenty-five manufacturers, shopkeepers and professional men.« Previous in this sectionNext in this section »