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'Overpopulation', satirical ballooning sketch, 1851.

Cruikshank, George

'Overpopulation', satirical ballooning sketch, 1851.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 19cm x 32cm


Etching by George Cruikshank, caricaturing the effects of potential overpopulation and the balloon craze. A large banner advertises 'Suspension Villas' and 'Balloon Buildings' as new forms of housing.

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