'Fencing Match Between Mademoiselle La Chevaliere D'Eon De Beaumont and Monsieur De Saint George, 17 Artist: Victor Marie Picot
'Fencing Match Between Mademoiselle La Chevaliere D'Eon De Beaumont and Monsieur De Saint George, 1787'. After Charles Jean Robineau. From Connoisseur Extra No. 5 - Old Sporting Prints by Ralph Nevill. [The Connoisseur Magazine, London, 1908]. (Colorised black and white print).
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Bath time, c1881. Creator: Randolph Caldecott
Bath time, c1881. 'When I was a farmer, a Farmer's Boy, I used to keep my master's children'. The Farmer's Boy, wearing a bonnet and apron, baths his employer's children. A small girl squirts him with a sponge as he dries her sibling on his lap. A third child sits in a bath of water on the floor. Cured hams, onions and dried herbs hang from the ceiling, and a wooden press can be seen behind the settle. From "The Farmer's Boy" written and illustrated by Randolph Caldecott. [Originally published in 1881 as part of Caldecott's 'Picture Books' series]
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'Approaching Dissolution', 1875. Artist: Joseph Swain
'Approaching Dissolution', 1875. Mrs Disraeli on the right runs a Baby Farm. Huddled in the corner behind her are all the Baby Bills. Mrs Hartington, the new Liberal Leader in opposition suggests they be put out of their misery. The bills include Judicature, Land Transfer, Agricultural Holdings, National Debt, Supply, etc. Mrs Disraeli sees no need to take any action because the end of the current Session of Parliament was actually only a couple of weeks away. This cartoon also reflects on the Baby Farms that had for some years caused much concern. Possibly the worst example of the baby farming trade was reported by Charles Dickens in 1849. In an article entitled The Paradise at Tooting, Dickens brought out the terrible conditions that pertained at one particular farm managed by a man called Drouet. Although the risks to the children had been notified, the conditions were so poor that 126 children died in one single outbreak of cholera. From Punch, or the London Charivari, July 31, 1875.
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