‘The Arts and Manufactures of Switzerland and Italy.’ 1850. Lithograph, 5 x 9½ inches. Another satirical glimpse of what are supposed to be the prime products of each of these countries: pasta, organ-grinding, and mountain costumes. The lower level completes the round-up of stereotypes with German sausages and pipe-smoking. Sala also includes other national characteristics, notable the Swiss goitre, which is shown in caricature. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

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Sala, G. A. The Great Exhibition: ‘Wot is to Be’. London: London: The Committee for Keeping Things in Their Places [Ackermann], 1850

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