'The Scavenger's Lamentation', cartoon, 1829.

Sharpshooter, A

'The Scavenger's Lamentation', cartoon, 1829.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm


Coloured etching by A Sharpshooter, subtitled 'The Dreadful Consequences of Sweeping the Streets by Machinery'. As the waggon collecting rubbish disappears up the street, the scavenger decries 'improvement' and its misuse of rubbish, which he considers was much better employed under his rule.

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