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Lacing a Dandy. Coloured etching. A Black servant and a barber are attempting to pull the stays of a dandy as tightly as possible, to give him a fashionably slim silhouette. The dandy wears pads on his shoulders and hips to provide a fashionable figure, and around his neck is wound an absurdly high neck band. Owning a Black servant indicates links to the colonial economy which generated so much wealth for Londoners. This illustration is on page 311 of vol. III of the book 'The story of the London parks' by Jacob Larwood, published in 1877.
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