'A day at the races', c 1846.
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Plate from Illustrated London News (Vol. 47/1 p 328). Engraving showing social distinctions through the division of rail travel into first, second and third clas, with the first clas pasengers in their spacious carriage, the scramble for seats in the second clas, and an open wagon carrying the third clas pasengers, caricatured here as a rowdy uncouth mob.