My Lockdown Life: Day 487

Figure of Victoria Claflin Woodhull from John Cameron's "The Elephant and His Keepers" (1872) on Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London (Blue Plaque marks former offices of "All the Year Round" published and edited by Dickens)


John Cameron’s “The Elephant and His Keepers” (1872)[Figure of Victoria Claflin Woodhull] via National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution (NPG.86.74)(CC0)

Frame from “Head of a Monk” via Birmingham Museums Trust (1984P24)(CC0)


Former offices of Dickens’s All the Year Round (marked with blue plaque), Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London


While the figure of the woman depicts Victoria Claflin Woodhull, I like to think of her as Catherine Dickens giving Charles an earful from the street.

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Ann M. Hale is a London-based freelance editor, writer, and independent scholar.

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