The Man who Works the Automaton
Amusement, Instruments, Invention, Charlatanry, Politics
Continuing from PU1/10/7/2, depicts the Prime Minister Robert Peel as the 'automaton chess-player' playing a game of political chess with contemporary political figures as chess pieces. Richard Cobden is shown controlling Peel from the box under the chess-board.
© Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Project, Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, 2005 - 2020
Printed from Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: An Electronic Index, v. 4.0, The Digital Humanities Institute <http://www.sciper.org> [accessed ]