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Once I caught a fish alive

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Once I caught a fish alive

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A4  Printed on Recycled Card with Vansons Rubber Ink.  Sold unframed.

Printed with a variety of Victorian and Edwardian Typefaces, including a slab serif from the 'Figgins' Foundry (London) and Bookmakers Numerals with fancy reversed type 'literal-numeral values'.   The numerals were made in this fashion to stop any confusion and also cheats passing-off  upside 9's as 6's etc.  The Fish is thought to be a Victorian Atlantic Salmon or a crude Brown Trout.  This nursery rhyme first appeared in 1765 in Mother Goose's Melody (Wikipedia)  The Hare was replaced by a fish in approx. 1880 by Henry Bolton USA.

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A4  Printed on Recycled Card with Vansons Rubber Ink.  Sold unframed.

Printed with a variety of Victorian and Edwardian Typefaces, including a slab serif from the 'Figgins' Foundry (London) and Bookmakers Numerals with fancy reversed type 'literal-numeral values'.   The numerals were made in this fashion to stop any confusion and also cheats passing-off  upside 9's as 6's etc.  The Fish is thought to be a Victorian Atlantic Salmon or a crude Brown Trout.  This nursery rhyme first appeared in 1765 in Mother Goose's Melody (Wikipedia)  The Hare was replaced by a fish in approx. 1880 by Henry Bolton USA.