Station scene, 1850-1860.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Child's toy: a coloured station picture with cut-out paper figures which could be pasted on to complete the picture. A locomotive is just pulling into a busy station. On the far side of the tracks is the booking office and a stationer's shop. In the foreground a guard is ringing a bell to warn of the imminent departure of a train and a porter is helping a woman with her baggage.