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Cartoon of a street accident

1822

Cartoon of a street accident

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    18th century city streets echoed with the din of horse-drawn traffic clattering on cobblestones and the hubbub of people engaged in daily trade. Scores of hackney coaches cantered here and there while hundreds of carts transported goods back and forth. Sedan chairs weaved their way up narrow streets as they conveyed wealthy passengers to their places of business, while thousands of pedestrians hurried to and fro. Many cities were prone to traffic congestion and street accidents - as shown in this satirical illustration from 'The History of Johnny Quae'.

     

    Shelfmark: C59f.9

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