This year for Valentine’s Day, we present the British fold-out comic strip booklet, Cupid & Crinoline. Published on October 20th, 1858, creator Thomas Onwhyn parodies the impediment to romance that the popular women’s fashion known as a “hoop skirt”, or, “Crinoline”, imposed.
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To complete the story (never mind that it really has no ending), the final panel below comes from the website of rare book dealer David Brass. (My copy does have the final panel — however, I would have had to break the spine of the booklet, to get it to lie flat on my scanner — luckily, David Brass has that panel posted on his website.)
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