Cross Readings Near Charing Cross. No 2.
Sheet 19½ x 12 inches
Wood engraving with fine hand colour, published c.1855.
A print satirising bill posters, with various advertisements pasted over each other, merging the messages with comic effect. For example: on the left is 'Ladies Under Clothing' 'may be seen in full action'; in the centre 'Australia Emigrants can secure Berths in' 'Miss Howard's Bed'; and on the right 'Improve your Business by ordering' '1000 Young Women'.