Milman's Row

Rag-shop, Milman’s Row
James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903)
ca. 1886–88
Etching on paper; second state
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
F1903.160

Milman's Row was home to secondhand stores. Used, dingy, and old-fashioned clothing was hung outside the storefronts. Once known as the "lover's lane" of Chelsea, the street became dull with its "grey lengths of uninteresting houses." (Walter Burgess, Bits of Old Chelsea, 1894).

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