Victorian train boss caricature found in restored carriage [BBC News]

Date: 18/04/2017

A 19th century ^joke^ possibly aimed at a Victorian boss has been uncovered during work at a railway museum.
Volunteers found a pencil caricature hidden on the back of a wooden panel during a project to restore an 1890 carriage to its original splendour.
It showed a man with a high collar, pointed moustache and satisfied smirk.
Bosses at the Midland Railway Trust in Butterley, Derbyshire, speculated a builder decided to tease the management.
The coach was found in 1999, being used as a changing room for a tennis court.

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Hidden train boss caricature uncovered
Restored carriage with (inset) the sketch of a Victorian man

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The smirking sketched figure, dating back to the 1890s, is found during work at a railway museum.