Will any Lady ride outside to oblige a Gentleman?
Fun (28 June 1862): 148
The joke, such as it is, lies in reversing social convention, according to which the conductor would ask if any gentleman would ride outside the omnibus to make room for a newly arrived woman passenger. Query: how did anyone wearing such crinolines squeeze into the vehicle?
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