"On Board the Great Eastern" No. 2.You aint much better off on deck, for when the ship pitches or rolls, you are apt to lose your stool...
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 on luxury passenger ships, with a woman keeling over, to the amusement of the watching men. 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.
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