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The Arrival

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The Arrival

Coloured cartoon from the Northern Looking Glass 20 February 1826 depicting a large and dishevelled man who has just disembarked from a steam boat, under the caption "The Arrival". The punning caption beneath makes clear that the passenger has not enjoyed his overnight voyage - that... birth's [or berth's] almost been the death of me." The joke might have been funnier spoken than set down in print!

Reference: Sp Coll Bh14-x.8

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections

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berths, fashions, Glasgow Looking Glass, jokes, lithographs, luggage, Northern Looking Glass, obesity, passengers, puns, steamboats



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