Punch,  14 (1848), 94.

Fluttering of the Feathered Tribe



Illustration, Drollery; Reportage, Spoof

Relevant illustrations:



N, pseud.  [William Newman] *


Breeding, Invention, Technology, Animal Husbandry, Steam-power, Animal Development

    Begins with an illustration showing a procession of hens, ducks, and their young, all carrying placards protesting against the threat to their livelihood posed by Mr Cantelo's steam-powered egg incubator. The text explains that birds consider that Cantelo is threatening 'the nests and other cherished institutions of the feathered tribe' and, accordingly, several birds held a meeting at which they protested against the 'new hatching systems' and the production of birds by such 'wishy-washy means'.

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