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Pedestrian Hobbyhorse.
Pedestrian Hobbyhorse. Mr. Johnson, Patentee, 75, Long Acre.
Published Feb.y 1819, at R. Ackermann's, 101 Strand.
Coloured aquatint with very fine colour. 152 x 216mm (6 x 8½"). Mark top right.
The hobbyhorse was a toy used by children dating back to the 1300s. The vehicle depicted here is more akin to the velocipede (also known as the 'dandy horse'), on which the rider proceeded by pushing forwards with his/her feet. Ackermann's Repository of Arts was an influential illustrated periodical published from in London from 1809-1829 by Rudolph Ackermann. The formal title of the publication was "Respository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions, and Politics".
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Whitsun Holidays. Excursion Trains at Half Fares to all stations of the South Eastern Railway...Saturday Excursion Trains. Half Fares...Boulogne & Amiens Railway. Excursion Trains for the Summer Season...[On verso:] The Continental Route. For Times of
Whitsun Holidays. Excursion Trains at Half Fares to all stations of the South Eastern Railway...Saturday Excursion Trains. Half Fares...Boulogne & Amiens Railway. Excursion Trains for the Summer Season...[On verso:] The Continental Route. For Times of Sailing and other Particulars,-see pages 44 & 45. Contents. Through Trains (Down)...Table of Cab Fares.57. Excursion Trains. 59. [Map inside.] Paris, Brussels, Cologne, Frankfort, Bale, Berlin, Hamburgh, Leipsic, Vienna, and Warsaw.
[n.d. c. 1880.]
Letterpress and engraving. Small booklet of four sides; two sides of letterpress, interior sides of European train map. 128 x 164mm. 5 x 6½".
A booklet for the South Eastern Railway's excursions discounts and holiday plans, with a map of Europe inside showing the train routes available. The South Eastern Railway was established in 1836 and stayed in business until 1922. It was initially formed to construct a route from London to Dover, and then later opening lines to Tunbridge Wells, Hastings, Canterbury and other places in Kent. In 1844 the SER organised the first of seven rail and ferry excursions from London to Boulogne; and in 1854 the SER took over the South Eastern & Continental Steam Packet Company. In1866 when the SER was under the chairmanship of Sir Edward Watkin, who was also chairman of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway and the Metropolitan Railways, as well as being a director of the Chemin de Fer du Nord in France; he saw the SER as one link from the industrial north of England to the Continent and thus proposed the idea of the Channel Tunnel. The plans were ultimately blocked by the War Office.
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