Milman's Row

Old-clothes Shop, No. 1
James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903)
ca. 1884–86
Etching on paper
Gift of Charles Lang Freer F1903.18

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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