Garden Guide Extracting Weed from Lawn
Old cartoon print of an illustration by William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) showing a typically convoluted method of weeding a garden lawn. A man is hosted by ropes supported by a teepee configuration of poles worked by onlookers. He holds a corkscrew type instrument in his hand, in order to extract a single weed. Robinson was a regular contributor to the Sketch, the Bystander and other Illustrated London News titles during his lifetime. His weekly drawings featuring mind-boggling contraptions and designs were immensely popular.