'Between two fires', 1889.

'Between two fires', 1889.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

Plate from the 'Illustrated London News'. A prim lady is trapped between two gentlemen, one smoking a pipe and the other a cigar. The harmful effects of tobacco were as yet unknown: the maxim of Giles Everard that 'the very smoke of it is held to be a great antidote against all venome and pestilential diseases' was still widely held. However, it did not become socially acceptable for women to smoke until the 20th century, and the lady here looks perturbed by the smell.

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