Punch, 42 (1862), 144.
Crinoline Ashore and Afloat
Military Technology, Steamships, War, Gender
Comparing the armour-plating of steamships with the 'ribs of steel' used in women's crinoline dresses, notes that while 'steel ribs' will save Her Majesty's marine from capture, wonders who would try to capture 'A wife in crinoline'.
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