Our statues again. A suggestion

Our statues again. A suggestion


Fun 28 (30 October 1878): 176.

Taking into account the way pollution affected sculpture and building façades, the cartoonist facetiously suggests that sculptors should create statues of very fat people, which “after a period of reduction . . . might be converted to a likeness of Her Majesty,” after which it would become a likeness of Disraeli, then become “the elegantly slim figure of — say Mr. Fun.” “Anon it might reduce itself to a monument of the living skeleton;” finally, it would shrink to a lamp post!

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