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A Stiff Old File From Waterloo


A rare and unusual piece of moveable printed ephemera. A lithograph of a Chelsea Pensioner seated smoking a pipe - the face has been cut out - behind which held with a simple mechanism is a rotating volvelle of 32 faces - presumably some / all? were at Waterloo - hence the drawn from life title? the bottom edge of the volvelle protrudes slightly so it can be turned to show the different portraits. [measures 240mm x 275mm] n.b. partially laid down onto a page from a 19th century scrapbook.