'Effects of the Rail Road on the Brute Creation', 1831.
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Lithographic cartoon published by Ino Townsend of 2 King Street, Manchester. The cartoon suggests what may have happened to the coach horses not needed after the expansion of the railways in the early 19th century. In the top right corner a locomotive train can be seen moving acros the countryside, illustrating the method of transport that has replaced horse power.