A discussion / DM.

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George Du Maurier
A discussion / DM.
[London : sn, 1870?]
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
[London : s.n., 1870?]
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.

Caption continues: Mrs. Brown (at left of the picture) thinks it a great shame that a lady cannot walk by herself in London without being followed, accosted, and otherwise annoyed by men. Such, at least, is her experience. Mrs. Jones (with the feathers in her hat) is of the same opinion. She never stirs out alone-her husband would never allow such a thing. But, even then, men will stare in the most offensive manner. Mrs. Robinson (in the middle) is much surprised to hear this. Although in the constant habit of walking by herself, she has never yet met with any annoyance of the kind Mrs. B. and Mrs J. have described.
Title from published caption.
Proof of a wood engraving after an illustration by Du Maurier for Punch, May 7, 1870, p. 182.


Cartoon shows three women standing together; the middle woman is soberly and modestly dressed, while the other two women are flamboyantly attired in bustles, hair pieces, feathered hats, and shorter skirts.

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