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geisterseher:    ‘The Bum-Bailiff outwitted, or, The Convenience of fashion’ (1786).  ROFLMAO    LOVE

1786 “The Bum-Bailiff outwitted”. In the late ladies wore “false bums” to make their skirts stand out behind as was fashionable. Known also as “bum rolls”, it was simply a padded semi-circle.

The Extravaganza or Mountain Head Dress - wig

Prints and Maps - Print (Etching) - Search the Collection - Winterthur Museum

Large Grotesque Head Being Strangled by its Own Hair, 1727

Large Grotesque Head Being Strangled by its Own Hair Gaetano Piccini (Italian, active Rome, Date: 1727 Medium: Pen and brown ink. Resides at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

'Female curiosity' by James Gillray, c1778. What - we've all done it. Haven't we....NO!

A woman inspecting her backside as her maid holds the mirror.

Unruly Eighteenth-Century Britain: The Politics of Pleasure: Excessive Consumption as Depicted in the Satirical Prints of the 1784 Westminster Election

The Dutchess canvassing for her favourite member, April Etching

A poor man loaded with mischief or matrimony. Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection

A poor man loaded with mischief, or, Matrimony drawn by Experience ; London : Printed for Robt. Sayer in Fleet Street, & John Smith in Cheapside, [not Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection

'O cruel Wind, I am not so Plump,  Then why should you expose my Rump.' 18 September 1786 Hand-coloured etching

'O cruel Wind, I am not so Plump, Then why should you expose my Rump?' I 18 September 1786 I Hand-coloured etching

Fashionable Stoop - Punch 1869    Unintended resemblance!    Cartoon from Punch 1870.    Punch - the London magazine of wit, satire, irony and political humour.

Cartoon from Punch Punch - the London magazine of wit, satire, irony and political humour.

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