“Crinoline going out — of England

Scene. — The Antwerp Boat. — Time — Sunrise. You see, the fact is those sleeping boxes on ships are so small the darlings were obliged to hang up their crinolines in the cabins last night and the stewardess hasn’t come to distribute them again .Source: Fun Almanack n.s. 4 (1866): 10. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

This was not the first time Fun mocked the crinoline: In 1862 it had an illustration and poem entitled, “The Skeleton Peticoat.

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Last modified 9 February 2016