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Humour costly hair styling 19th century cartoon
This is a cartoon etching by the well-known Victorian social caricaturist / cartoonist George Cruikshank (1792 - 1878), dated November 1st, 1829. (1829 is in the reign of William IV, but most of Cruikshank's artistic work was in the long reign of Queen Victoria.) Cruikshank went on to illustrate a number of the books of Charles Dickens. Title: Is the Labourer worthy of his hire? Speech bubbles: – What are your terms Mr. Frizem? – A Guinea an hour my Lady. (Astonished onlooker) – A Guinea an hour!! Description: Cruikshank exclaims at the high cost of styling a lady's hair in 1829. At a guinea an hour, he believes that the hairdresser is over-charging. (A guinea was 21 shillings, just more than one British pound. While it is hard to make an exact comparison, a guinea in 1829 was equivalent to around u100. today, in 2013.) Designed Etched & Published by Geo. Cruikshank – Novr. 1st 1829 More cartoons by George Cruikshank: .