Punch,  49 (1865), 103.

The Thin End of the Wedge at Sydenham



Introduction; Announcement, Spoof


Religious Authority, Narcotics, Amusement, Zoological Gardens, Museums, Education, Natural History

    Introduces a spoof petition to the House of Commons from 'Professing Christian Publicans' and other tradesmen, who, on sabbatarian grounds,wish to stop the opening of 'public institutions devoted to art, science, and natural history' on Sunday, although they wish public houses to remain open on that day.

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