a staircase are a series of five matchstick men cartoons
drawn sometime during 1944. At the bottom of the stairs - step 168
- the matchstick figure is strong and upright. As you progress up
the stairs the figure gradually becomes more bent until at step 20
it's leaning over and sweating. Tucked in the gaps of the
tunnel lining of the staircase you can often find a Cigarette
packet where some poor soul has stopped for a rest and a smoke on
the way up. Lifts were never fitted.