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
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