Dinner-time at the Crystal Palace

John Leech

Wood Engraving

A statue of Shakespeare looks down on the members of the working classes eating dinner — perhaps the ham sandwiches advertised in another cartoon — while the base of the sculpture proclaims, “One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”

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

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