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'The Convenience of Married Life'

'The Convenience of Married Life'


Michael Burr's series of comic scenes covered a vast array of subjects, although his jokes haven't always survived all the intervening cultural changes. One theme to which he returned again and again was the marital condition, presumably because its universal appeal meant it sold well. This one is titled 'The Convenience of Married Life' and shows a wife mending her husband's clothes. He in return is handing over some housekeeping money.

Photographed by Michael Burr of Birmingham.
 

Code: 126486
 
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