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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.

Item #CL181-39

Price (AUD): $1,650.00  Other currencies

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