Sincere grief at the destruction of the Crystal Palace

John Leech

Wood Engraving

Omnibus Man. “Oh, what a horrid shame to pull dwn such a b-b-b-beautiful b-b-b-uilding!”

No. XII in the Punch series, “Memorials of the Great Exhibition. — 1851.”

The grief comes, of course, from the disappearance of paying customers wanting rides to the exhibition grounds.

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