Punch,  5 (1843), 61.

The Queens' Visit to the Thames Tunnel



Reportage, Drollery


Engineering, Display

    During preparations for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's visit to the Thames Tunnel, the tunnel's chief engineer, Marc I Brunel was unfortunately found to be out of town, while the statesman Benjamin Hawes and the physician Alexander Crichton helped pay for 'choice exotics' to decorate the stairs to the tunnel.

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