Punch,  45 (1863), 244.




News-Commentary, Drollery


Invention, Technology

    Discusses an advertisement for 'The Patent Ondina', a woman's dress that 'does away with the unsightly results of the ordinary hoops' of crinoline dresses. Considers the claim that the invention improves on crinoline, but observes that it 'is only a lesser nuisance than the nuisance it simply professes to diminish' and calls for the production of new dresses to be halted.

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