Punch,  14 (1848), 52.

A Treasure-Trove for Newspapers



News-Commentary, Drollery

Relevant illustrations:



N, pseud.  [William Newman] *


Natural History, Horticulture, Periodicals, Experiment

    Discusses the 'extraordinary virtues of the Gutta Percha Tree'. Invites the 'country press' to insert a paragraph which describes how a 'gentleman who is strongly imbued with the spirit of experiments', planted a 'double sole' in the ground and succeeded in growing a 'Boot-Tree'. Describes the tree as having almost 'every specimen of boot'. The illustration shows a tree with boots hanging from its branches.

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