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

Sharpshooter, A

'The Scavenger's Lamentation', cartoon, 1829.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

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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