Probable Effects of Over Female Emigration, or Importing the Fair Sex from the Savage Islands in Consequence of Exporting all our own to Australia!!!!!
London: Bogue, 1853. First edition. A politically incorrect cartoon published in Cruikshank's "Comic Almanack". Cruikshank draws his usual comic scene, this time on the Sydney wharfside. On the left of this panoramic print is a rather bemused looking group of settlers & soldiers, looking at the group of African women who have just arrived on the ship in the harbour behind them. Men jostle to get down the stairs to the women, not yet seeing who has arrived. The center ground is held by a stout and smug wheeler-dealer, ready to make a match between the two parties. Etching with original hand color, highlighted with gum arabic, with 4 vertical folds. 15 1/2 x 6" with margins. Item #13642