'Looking for Lodgings', by George Cruikshank. 4 x 7 inches. Etching on steel, by Cruikshank. A familiar experience of Victorian and modern tourists as they find the accommodation is not quite what they had in mind. Cruikshank amusingly renders the Sandboys' horror as they contemplate a holiday room in a cellar, as grim as any cell. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

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Mayhew, Henry, and Cruikshank, George.1851: or, the Adventures of Mr and Mrs Sandboys and Family, Who Came up to London to Enjoy Themselves and See the Great Exhibition.. London: Bogue, 1851.

Created 12 May 2020