Punch,  21 (1851), 251.

Effect of the Submarine Telegraph



News-Commentary, Drolley; Illustration, Drollery

Relevant illustrations:



Mc C, pseud.  [William McConnell] *


Telegraphy, Crime, Progress

    Discusses a letter complaining that the submarine telegraph will give some people 'unpleasant facilities' for 'interfering with other people'. Points out that the telegraph can help catch criminals and debtors and asks whether 'the progress of science shall be stopped'. The illustration shows two gentleman responding to the news of a siege in Paris which had reached them, via the telegraph, only twenty-five minutes after the event occurred.

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