Trial of strength: 1872
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Trial of strength: 1872

Gustave Doré

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An Illustration of a man using a fairground 'Trial of Strength' machine, from the book 'London: a Pilgrimage' by Blanchard Jerrold and Gustave Doré, 1872. In the chapter relating to the Derby, Jerrold describes this scene as an example of a type of 'over-muscular, thick-throated Englishman, who delights in every opportunity of showing his manly vigour'.




1872 AD - 1872 AD

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