Punch,  41 (1861), [147].

Thames and His Tributary



Illustration, Drollery

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Sanitation, Pollution

    Shows a dirty looking 'Father Thames' standing by a large pipe on the banks of his river. He salutes John Thwaites, the chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works, who stands with his back to the reader and wears a sandwich board bearing the words 'Thames Embankment. Metropolitan Board of Works and No Surrender'. Father Thames points out that had they waited for Thwaites's initiative he 'should have nothing to fear'.

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