Item Type: Cartoon
Full Description: An original humorous cartoon from Punch, dated August 25th, 1883, of two reformed rogues trying not to 'case' likely houses for theft, with one playing "a warning flourish on the concertina". An example of the marked downward social mobility of the concertina, and the change in the public's perception of the instrument in the later Victorian era.
Source Catalogue No: The Concertina Museum: 3.8-003
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Created August 2009 by Neil Wayne
Last Modified 07 February 2012 by Neil Wayne, Chris Flint, Wes Williams
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