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'Odds and Ends, in, out & about, The Great Exhibition of 1851'.

Cruikshank, George

'Odds and Ends, in, out & about, The Great Exhibition of 1851'.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


Etching by George Cruikshank illustrating some of the potential problems of attending the Great Exhibition. At the top of the image a large crowd runs after an already overcrowded omnibus taking visitors to the exhibition. Below this the central vignette shows a woman exclaim '"pay here" I see, but pray sir, where am I to get in' as she struggles to get her fashionably wide skirt through the narrow exhibition entrance. To the left of her a gentleman sits alone in the exhibition eating the contents of his picnic hamper having been separated from the rest of his group. On the far right of the image is the rest of his party regretting the los of their party member, and more importantly, the food he was carrying for them. Published by D Bogue.

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