V180: A Little Georgian Humor

This delightful image popped up on my Pinterest feed the other day, and I just had to share it with you…

Henry Bunbury – “Me, my wife, and Daughter”

There are quite a lot of humorous, often scathing, cartoons from the 18th century, a good many of which can be found in the Lewis Walpole Library online collection.

As for these three, I’ll gladly take the redingote and hat on the daughter, and also, where does one get a contraption like this for a horse? I’d love to see something like this walking around at a re-enactment, or in the streets of Colonial Williamsburg!

One Comment

  • Anonymous

    June 28, 2012 at 10:42 PM

    That contraption is called "panniers". humm – where else do we hear that word?

    You can still buy them for horses and mules, but they don't look quite the same anymore.

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