"On Board the Great Eastern" No. 1.To dismount is another feat of horsemanship only fit for a sailor...
London W.H.J. Carter, Printseller, Bookseller &c. 12, Regent Street, Pall Mall. [n.d., c.1860.]
Lithograph. Printed area 310 x 200mm, 12¼ x 8". Some wear and soiling.
A satire on crinolines in the confines of luxury passenger accommodation, with a woman climbing down from a bunk, watched by a steward. With a catalogue of crinoline satires available from Carter on verso. Brunel's Great Eastern was launched in 1858, but was damaged by an explosion on her maiden voyage. After only a half-dozen years as a passenger ship she was converted to a cable-laying ship, laying the first lasting transatlantic telegraph cable in 1866.
[Ref: 15352] £180.00