Father Thames 'Himself Again'
John Tenniel, pseud. [John Tenniel]
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Pollution, Sanitation, Engineering, Public Health
Crossness Pumping Station
Shows a bearded 'Father Thames' dressed as a 'Waterman' on the river embankment, saluting Prince Edward. The number of swans and fish seen in the river testifies to its cleanliness, while the caption has Father Thames boasting that he has not been the same river 'since I gave up scavenging and turned waterman'. This illustration refers to news of the prince's official opening of London's main drainage works at Crossness.
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