Punch,  35 (1858), 125.

America in Hysterics



Introduction, Drollery; Address, Spoof


Telegraphy, Engineers, Heroism, Commerce, Internationalism, Ancient Authorities

Institutions mentioned:

Atlantic Telegraph Company

    Introduces some effusions from governors of various American states 'in honour of the Atlantic Cable'. These effusions uphold Cyrus W Field as an heroic figure in the enterprise and the Atlantic cable as an unprecedented accomplishment, and an invention that has harnessed natural forces, defied the ocean, and bound the Old and New worlds together.

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