'Bubbles, a new comic song written for private parties...', London, 1824.
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Satirical engraving showing a scene of men blowing bubbles in the sky. Each bubble represents a company including amongst others; gas, water, air, pavements and tunnels. Title page to a song by T Holloway, taken from a collection of prints and books, documenting the early history of the gas industry, amased by Sir Arthur Elton.