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Effets du tourniquet

Effets du tourniquet

Honoré Daumier (French, 1808–1879) Effets du tourniquet sur les jupons en crinoline (The effect of turnstiles on hoop skirts), 1855 Lithograph Gift of Eugene L. Garbaty, 1954.160

Turnstiles were one of the novelties of the Paris World’s Fair of 1855. These visitors refuse to acknowledge the damage the turnstiles have done to their once bombastic-ally puffed-out hoop skirts.