Punch,  43 (1862), 103.

The Penny-a-Liner's Best Friend



Essay, Drollery


Accidents, Invention, Gender

    Reflects on the way in which 'the Penny-a-Liner' is benefiting from accidents caused by wearing crinoline, a material that 'seems to have inherited the secret of the patent of Nessus' shirt—a secret that we always thought had been for ever extinguished with the life of its first Herculean wearer'.

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