Too Bad!. Punch (4 May 1867): 151[?] Click on image to enlarge it.

Country Railway Porter (to Swell, who is waiting for the Express: — “Now, then, look alive for the ’Scursion! — Second or Third, my Man!” — Punch enforcing class division and the class divide: The Swell, a lower-middle class man wanting to be taken for one of the wealthier classes, is put in his place by the railway worker who assumes he can't afford the express and is waiting for one of the excursion trains favored by poorer members of society. And he insults the Swell even more by assuming that he cannot afford a ticket for a first class compartment.

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