Punch,  40 (1861), 87.

The Mysteries of Trade



News-Commentary, Drollery


Monstrosities, Language, Comparative Anatomy, Amusement

    Discusses an announcement in 'one of the papers' for the sale of 'Dry Germans' that appear to be 'half ox, half cow'. Observes that this 'ethnological specimen [...] never [...] crossed our scientific path before' and proposes to write to Richard Owen 'on the subject', suspecting the hand of Phineas T Barnum in the business.

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