Fun (10 December 1864): 130. Courtesy of the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection in the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida. Click on image to enlarge it.. First British Workman to Second D[itt]o: — “I say, old boy, I wonder whether we’ll ever be rich enough to let our missuses drag their clothes about the street like that?” Source:
Allison Matthews David points out that “long Victorian women's skirts, filthy from dragging in excrement-filled streets have introduced infections into the nineteenth-century household” (see bibliography).
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- Dangerous to their health — a review of Alison Matthews David’s Fashion Victims: The Dangers of Dress Past and Present
- What British men and women wore in the 1860s
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