Ease without Opulence / S.T.C Gill, Samuel Thomas, 1818-1880

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Gill, Samuel Thomas, 1818-1880
Australian wit and humor, Pictorial.; Occupations - Bootblacks - Victoria.; Melbourne (Vic.) - Social life and customs - Pictorial works.
A satirical image which depicts a bootblack in patched and torn trousers, with broken boots, sitting at the edge of a gutter, reading the sporting newspaper, Bell's Life in Victoria. Beside him are a portable stove (?), a corked bottle, and a bowl with a spoon. In the background two respectably dressed men converse in front of a shop window. A dog stands guard beside the man.
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