|Dimensions||Image 314 x 258 mm, Sheet 384 x 449 mm|
Handwritten text on mount reads: "Sir Ronald" / Fed by George Abbott Esq. Cholsey / Purchased by Robt. R. Alden & Son, The Market, Oxford.
Robert Rhodes Alden (1840-1927) founded R. R. Alden's Butcher's Shop in the Covered Market, Oxford. He had eleven children including Leonard Henry Alden, Mayor of Oxford between 1936 and 1937.
Cattle markets were held monthly in Gloucester Green, Oxford between December 1834 and March 1932. The Jackson's Oxford Journal of
6th December 1834 states: 'The Committee appointed to propose the necessary arrangements for holding a MONTHLY MARKET for the sale of Fat and Store CATTLE will meet in the Council Chamber of this City on Saturday 6th December at Twelve o'clock; to which meeting they invite all person interested in establishing the Market, who may be able to assist the Committee in suggesting the necessary regulations. The First Market will be holden on Wednesday next the 10th instant, in Gloucester Green.' On Wednesday 6th April, 1932, the cattle market moved to Oxpens Road, to make way for the city's bus station.
Condition: Photo mounted on board which is discoloured where frame previously sat. Minor damage and repairs to photo.