cartoon

Made:
about 1840-1845 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

Pen and ink drawing for cartoon. "Travel to and fro and knowl [edge] shall be encreased (sic)", about 1840 to 1845. Shows a train travelling on a railway across the top of the globe, as the locomotive's boiler explodes, blowing the driver and passengers into the air. Five people below catch the luggage and body parts, which include five decapitated heads. The dead and injured crew and passengers, and debris from the explosion appear to spell the word "LEARN". A basket of books flying through the air with the casualties is inscribed 'M Read, Bookseller'. The drawing is on paper, watermarked at top right, with backings of yellow paper and white paper. It is believed to have been removed from an album. There are ink stains on the locomotive and at the bottom, centre, and water stains at right.

Details

Category:
Pictorial Collection (Railway)
Object Number:
1978-2508
type:
drawing
credit:
Judd, F.M.

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