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'Frontispiece', a derailment, 1835.

Saunders, Charles Alexander

'Frontispiece', a derailment, 1835.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 28cm x 32cm


Ink cartoon by Charles Alexander Saunders (1796-1864), first secretary of the Great Western Railway 1833-1863. A satirical look at the dangers of the early railways and the autocratic attitude of the railway companies to their pasengers. A steam train and most of its carriages has fallen down an embankment. Pasengers scream from the windows and some have fallen out.

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