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Home Sweet Home

GUL, Sp Coll, Northern Looking Glass

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Home Sweet Home

Coloured cartoon from the Glasgow Looking Glass of 25 June 1825 showing the second in the series "Domestic Intelligence", entitled "Home Sweet Home".

The cartoon shows a chaotic domestic scene, with childern fighting amidst overturned furniture and broken crockery. The head of the household looks on sheepishly as his wife berates him. A sign in the window reads "To remove Whitsunday".

Tenants usually rented their tenement flats under one-year agreements which expired each Whitsunday unless the tenant and landlord had come to a prior agreement to renew, and the tenant signed a missive to that effect.

Reference: Sp Coll Bh14-x.8

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections

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children, crockery, furniture, Glasgow Looking Glass, Home Sweet Home, interiors, lets, lithographs, missives, nagging, Northern Looking Glass, removals, Whitsunday, women



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