The British Bee Hive


George Cruikshank's British Bee Hive, originally sketched in 1840, here reprinted in 1867, depicts a vast range of Britain's professions within a strictly divided pyramid-based social hierarchy. In the 19th century the bee was a popular symbol of industry and co-operation.

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The British Bee Hive
1867 (etched and altered from a design of 1840), London
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George Cruikshank
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