Punch,  47 (1864), 163.

Close of the Exhibition



News-Commentary, Drollery


Engineering, Gender

    Noting the 'boldness of outline which distinguished the great Works of our modern female Artists', thinks that women's 'works in steel [i.e. crinoline dresses] have swept everything before them'. Insists that, in her crinoline, 'woman has triumphed over obstacles which some of our boldest engineers might have shuddered to approach', and believes Robert Stephenson could not have carried 'a hollow cylinder over Ludgate Hill' single-handed, despite his 'tubular bridge' over the Menai Straits.

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