Fire Escapes


We’re going to revisit our good friend George Cruikshank’s Comic Almanack. The last time we posted about this book, we focused on the 1836 edition. This time let’s look at one from 1846.

In this section, Rigdum Funnidos, Gent. explains how to escape from a fire using some “new” devices.


Thanks to our new student archivist, Claire, for learning how to create the gif above on her first day.


This book is from our Cruikshank collection: AY758 .C7 C72 v.12-13 (1846-47)

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