A young man puts his head through the window of a barber's shop where glass has been replaced by paper; the barber inside responds by putting his head through another paper pane: a man and two women walk by. Coloured etching by A. Mills, 1806.

  • Mills, Alfred, 1776-1833.
2 January 1806
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London (69, St Paul's Church Yard) : Bowles & Carver, 2 January 1806.

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1 print : etching, with watercolour ; image 15.9 x 20.7 cm


Pop in & popt out. A noted wag on frolic bent ... "No Sir, he's just popt out." A. Mills del et s Lettering in verse below the image: A noted wag on frolic bent / Once on a time did stop / Where blocks & wigs in window plac'd / Bedeck'd a barber's shop: / Thro' paper fix'd in place of glass / This wag his head did pop, / And ask'd "Is Jemmy Wright at home / Who keeps this barber's shop"? / Our witty barber from within / Replied to him without, / By answering at another pane / "No Sir, he's just popt out."

References note

British Museum, Catalogue of political and personal satires, vol. VIII, London 1947, no. 10652


Wellcome Collection 29643i


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