Mme. Baclet — dealer in second-hand goods

Mme. Baclet née Gaugain, No. 24332, Brocanteur
 
Creator(s):
Baclet, Mme.
Title:
Mme. Baclet née Gaugain, No. 24332, Brocanteur
Publication/Origin:
[Paris?]: [1800s]
Description:
Mme. Baclet was a brocantuer, or a dealer in second-hand goods. Many street and pushcart vendors were women who sold a range of goods. This badge was her license to sell legally on Paris streets. The police enforced the licenses. Vendors without a badge were limited to being “basketwoman” who might quickly slip away when the police drew near.
Citation:
Baclet, Mme., Mme. Baclet née Gaugain, No. 24332, Brocanteur, [Paris?]: [1800s], Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Accessed June 19, 2024, https://exhibits.library.duke.edu/exhibits/show/baskin/item/4445