Scalpeen

Scalpeen

“Our second Sketch represents what is called a Scalpeen. A Scalpeen is a hole. . . It is often erected within the walls when any are left standing, of the unroofed houses, and all that is above the surface is built out of the old materials. It possesses, too, some pieces of furniture, and the Scalpeen is altogether superior to the Scalp.”

Illustrated London News, December 15, 1849