Punch,  12 (1847), 55.

The Fine Arts at Every Station



News-Commentary, Drollery


Railways, Telegraphy, Aesthetics, Representation

    Responds to a proposal to decorate railway stations with paintings by suggesting various railway- and telegraph-related subjects. Suggestions include 'Rumour [...] on the five wires of the Electric Telegraph; an allegory of Justice overtaking Crime', and the 'Railway King [George Hudson]—driving from triumphal first-class chariot four-and-twenty railway engines, all running in different directions'.

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