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Main Themes and Motifs

Steam and steam powered machinery were used as metaphors in a wide variety of contexts.


Chronology

1810-19
1820-29 721
1830-39
1840-49
1850-59
1860-69
1870-79
1880-89 438
1890-99
1900-09 196
1910-19
1920-29


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John Bull's Railway Station

bar196: Dates ----~1903|

A political allegory in support of Tariff Reform with Joseph Chamberlain as the hero.

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There's Danger on the Line

bar438: Dates ----~1885|

Metaphorical use of railway signals. Advice on the perils of courtship and matrimony.

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National Washerwoman

bar721: Dates 1820~1830|

A satire imagining various upper class characters working for the Steam Washing company

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