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CROCKFORD'S CLUB IN ST. JAMES'S STREET, AND THE DANDIES OF HYDE PARK IN 1804

CROCKFORD'S CLUB IN ST. JAMES'S STREET, AND THE DANDIES OF HYDE PARK IN 1804

Crockford's Club in St. James's Street (bottom) was opened chiefly as a gaming club in 1827, and brought a huge fortune to its proprietor and bleak ruin to many of his aristocratic patrons. The illustration shows an engraving by Tombleson from T. H. Shepherd's drawing of the famous club house, now gone. In 1804 riding and driving in Hyde Park gave excellent opportunities for self-display to the Dandies of that day. The top photograph reproduces a contemporary print that gives a faithful portrait of their costumes.

Other pictures from Scenes From the Days of the Dandies


A ROYAL DANDY AND HIS SHOE BUCKLE

AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY VIEW OF WHITE'S CLUB, A FAMOUS RALLYING GROUND OF THE DANDIES: ST. JAMES'S STREET TO-DAY

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