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Illustrated [Satirical] Advertisements [Including Female Emigration To Australia]

c1850s. Etching, captioned below each panel, signed “E.F. Weir” and titled in plate below image, 21.5 x 36.1cm (image). Soiling, repaired tears and missing portions overall. Laid down on acid-free tissue.

Extremely uncommon print.

Partially obscured text includes “London, Robert Weir, […]rrow Road, Paddington.” Captions include “A young lady (an orphan) will give her services to any lady proceeding to Australia, in return for her passage being paid there; The widow of an officer for any situation, not menial; An experienced female to attend upon an invalid or insane person, the latter preferred.” The remaining satirical advertisements pertain to women of various social classes and positions seeking employment within Britain.

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Item #CL181-39

Price (AUD): $1,650.00  Other currencies

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