Punch,  9 (1845), 143.

The Archaeological Association



News-Commentary, Drollery


Archaeology, Societies

    Describes archaeologists as people who spend their time unrolling 'a mummy on account of the number of its coats and the length of time they have been worn'. Accordingly regards Holywell Street (the haunt of many old clothes' vendors) as a perfect site for the British Archaeological Association. Notes, moreover, that it is a site where there are many barrows. Describes the activities of the association, including a lecture 'on the coat of a mail guard', the presentation of an essay comparing the 'Coptic Roll' with the 'French Roll', and an exhibition of ancient and modern shoes.

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