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Electric Light: Fit for Cartooning?

Take another look at this cartoon from Punch which you first saw in (i) Bulbs and Shades: why and when?

Cartoon from Punch 1889 depicting ladies with parasols in a room with electric lighting

Caption: “The Electric light so favourable to furniture, wall papers, pictures, screens &c., is not always becoming to the female complexion. Light Japanese sunshades will be found invaluable”.

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