Punch,  43 (1862), 59.

Barrel-Organs for Babies



Essay, Drollery


Exhibitions, Music, Invention, Technology, Education

    Describes an elevated part of the International Exhibition in which 'educational works and appliances' are displayed. This display features such items as 'Desks, drawing pads, and cricket-bats, globes, orreries, and footballs, marbles, maps, and magic lanterns', but also a barrel-organ 'shown by a scientific gentleman' who has devoted much of his life to teaching speech and spelling with the help of music. Discusses some of the advantages and disadvantages of this system of education.

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