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'The Pleasures of the Rail-Road', 1831.

Hughes, Henry

'The Pleasures of the Rail-Road', 1831.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm


Satirical coloured etching by Henry Hughes illustrating the dramatic effects of a boiler exploding during a railway journey. In the early days of the railways this was a relatively frequent occurrence. Published by S Gans of Southampton Street, London in 1831.

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