Punch,  19 (1850), 40.

[The Hippopotamus: A Case of Mistaken Identity]



Illustration, Drollery

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Zoological Gardens, Human Species, Gender

    Shows the conductor of an omnibus on the way to visit the hippopotamus at the Zoological Society Gardens. Seeing a corpulent woman about to board the bus, he remarks, 'Old 'ard Bill! Here's another Hipperpo'tamus'.

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