A Non-Conductor

A Non-Conductor. John Gordon Thomson (1841-1911). Source: Fun. (5 April 1873): 144. Courtesy of the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection in the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida. Click on image to enlarge it.

Energetic Servant of the London General Omnibus Co. (at Mansion House): — “Marbl’ Arch, Reg’nt Circ’s, West-end! WEST END!!”

Foreign Gentleman responds: — “Poot me down at ze West-Endia Docks!”

Xenophobia, comment on the unhelpfulness to strangers of the conductor, or both> Why is this plate so crowded with people, such as the veiled woman who dominates the picture, irrelevant to the caption? Is that a Bobby or a Firefighter at the right?

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