Little Ducks

John Leech


Wood engraving

Punch (5 July 1856): 10

Georgy. “There, now, Clara — I call it very peevish of you. You promised if I let you go in first, that you wouldn;t be long, and I decalare you have been exactly an hour annd twenty minutes.” (Pouts)

The cartoon implies that for modesty or whatever reason, adult women did not share a bathing machine to the extent of changing together into swimming costume and back.

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