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The Underground Railway part 08

The Underground Railway part 08

Composer: Williams, Watkin

Medium: Lithograph

Date: 1863

Shelfmark: H.1790.b.(43.)

Item number: Tract (43.)

Genre: Printed Music and Illustrated Cover

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The development of the underground railway was one of the most significant developments for 19th Century Londoners and many forms of popular culture portray its use in daily life. Songs were an ideal format to combine everyday ways of life with humorous stories. Although the first underground trains were ventilated they still got very warm and that combined with the fashions of tight corsets meant that ladies frequently fainted in the carriages. In this song a chivalrous gentleman helps a young lady who has collapsed only to discover after she has recovered and left, that she had robbed him

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