Punch,  34 (1858), 57.

The Newest Nouveauté de Paris



News-Commentary, Drollery


Steamships, Amusement, Engineering, Gender

    Describes 'La Crinoline de Leviathan', a new petticoat whose size, sluggish properties, difficulty of launching, and ability to attract crowds of sightseers, are clearly modelled on the SS Leviathan, the giant ship which was finally launched on 31 January 1858.

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