The ‘Rights’ of Our Railway Companies

Disgraceful outrage

“The ‘Rights’ of Our Railway Companies (I): Disgraceful outrage on the rights of the London and North-Western Railway company. — Crossing their line in the air, to which they have the sole claim! Prompt and energetic action of the local station-master.”

This cartoon anticipates one almost a century later in The New Yorker in which a machine-gun crew from Coca-Cola attempts to shoot down a plane skywriting an advertisement for Pepsi-Cola — George P. Landow


Fun (31 July 18778): 44

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  • Complete page with three panels
  • Middle panel
  • Bottom panel
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