Register of Halle Neuve fishmongers in Marseille, 19th century
Old official document, register of fishmongers and their stalls in the Halle Neuve dated July 1, 1826. Originally Halle Delacroix, the place was named after the prefect of Marseille Charles Delacroix, father of the painter Eugène Delacroix. This building, destroyed in the 1980s, represents a historic part of women's work at a time when they were authorized to exercise very few trades. The people of Marseille will know the expression "scream like a fishmonger". Indeed, these exuberant women had a monopoly on the sale of fish and set the price. We could consider them as the feminists of the 19th century. The register bears the signature of the mayor of Marseille at the time, Jean-Baptiste de Montgrand.
The document is presented in a quality frame with Marie-Louise. In its own juice with traces of seniority and wear.
This is an authentic animist object that can complete a cabinet of curiosities or a collection of old papers
DIMENSIONS: H44xL55xcmDATE: 1826ORIGIN: Marseille, FranceWEIGHT: 1,800 kg