'Fire! Fire!! The London County Council to the Rescue', 1891.
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St Stephen's Review Presentation Cartoon. Chromolithograph showing several men riding on a steam fire engine, watched by two firemen. Behind them on a fence are two posters; one showing a scantily clad dancer called Zaeo and the other advertising daily performances of 'The Moral Marionette' at the Royal Aquarium. Two of the men on the fire engine are carrying what appear to be hymn books, one is praying and others are wearing outraged expresions, posibly directed at the subjects advertised by the posters. Two firemen are standing on the pavement watching them pas by.