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Image of Robert Seymour etching, circa 1835: "Locomotion: Walking by Steam, Riding by Steam, Flying by Steam" - Lang Collection

Robert Seymour etching, circa 1835: "Locomotion: Walking by Steam, Riding by Steam, Flying by Steam" - Lang Collection

Hand-colored satirical etching entitled "Locomotion", subtitled "Walking by Steam, Riding by Steam, Flying by Steam". Artist: Robert Seymour. Published by Thomas McLean, 26 Haymarket, London. OHTM holds two copies of this print; it is the first of two "Locomotion" prints by the artist. See Object ID 2004G1313.2 for Locomotion Plate #2, "A few small inconveniences - There's nothing perfect". To the left of the title, "Locomotion", is inscribed: "Note......In the Ladies Vehicle the steam is made with a strong infusion of Gunpowder Tea." Signature (in plate, lower left): "Shortshanks del. s.p." (pseudonym for Robert Seymour). This illustration depicts fanciful steam-powered transportat

Image of Robert Seymour satirical etching, "Locomotion, Plate 2nd: A few small inconveniences/There's nothing perfect"; circa 1835 - Lang Collection

Robert Seymour satirical etching, "Locomotion, Plate 2nd: A few small inconveniences/There's nothing perfect"; circa 1835 - Lang Collection

Hand-colored satirical etching entitled "Locomotion: Plate 2nd". Artist: Robert Seymour. Published by Thomas McLean, 26 Haymarket, London. This is the second of two "Locomotion" prints by the artist. See Object ID 2004G1313.1 for Locomotion Plate #1, "Locomotion: Walking by Steam, Riding by Steam, Flying by Steam". To the left of the title is inscribed subtitled "A few small inconveniences"; to the right, "There's nothing perfect." Signature (in plate, lower left): "Seymour Del Shortshanks Sculpt." (Robert Seymour sometimes used the pseudonym Shortshanks, a play on the name of rival illustrator George Cruikshank). Throughout the print, from the left to the right, are various humorous