Second-class conditions for second-class people

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 24th October 2011 by Liam Physick

One of the images donated to Metal by Eric Shenton. Thomas Talbot Bury’s depiction of a typical second-class coach on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. Although there is a roof, the doors only go halfway up, leaving passengers exposed to the elements, and the passengers are bunched up uncomfortably close, suggesting that they have to stand up. Despite this, the passengers look reasonably well dressed, suggesting that the newly emerging capitalist class of factory owners, bankers and such like was consigned to second class - first class was for the aristocracy

Second-class conditions for second-class people

Tagged under: liverpool and manchester railway, eric shenton, coaches, carriages, bury prints, thomas talbot bury, passengers

Categorised under: Landmarks, Landscapes & Locomotives

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