The Flying Steam Company, to China in Twenty-four Hours Certain

c. 1843 in England

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Commemorative handkerchief, The Flying Steam Company, with satires of Henson's Ariel Steam Carriage, c1843. Cotton, with sepia brown ink, some fading; sewn on linen backing; [sight] 48x61cm in frame, 55.3x68x3cm. Among other references: air mail drops by the Company on Emperor's Palace, Suez, mail to Malta by balloon; stage coach for sale by East India Company; watermen and Thames Tunnel; astrological observations


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