Punch,  31 (1856), 71.

Punch at the Crystal Palace: No. II—The Nineveh Court (Continued)  [2/3]



Serial, Reportage, Drollery


Exhibitions, Progress, Religion, Publishing, Railways, Telegraphy, War

    Having described the display showing the military exploits of King Nimroud at the Crystal Palace—a display ending in a 'tableau of a stormed city, in which everybody is shooting, scalding, stabbing, slashing, and smashing everybody'—notes that despite '3000 years of progress (including ever so many religions, printing, railways, Bible societies, electric telegraphs, and Punch), the most enlightened nations of the world have just been but making material for another picture of exactly the same world'.

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