Punch,  44 (1863), 193.

Prospectus of a New Journal



Advertisement, Spoof


Periodicals, Reading, Psychology, Disease, Photography, Narcotics

    Insisting that 'a new Journal is one of the necessities of the age', the 'Proprietors of the Journal' announce the publication of 'The Sensation Times, and chronicle of excitement', and proceed to puff the gruesome topics to be covered in its pages. Amongst its 'objects' are 'Causing the Hair to Stand on End' and 'Giving Shocks to the Nervous System', while it seeks to improve its reportage of murdered victims with 'the aid of photography', including such classes of 'sensational record' as 'Revolting Cruelty to Animals', and having the best exponents of 'Arsenical Literature', including 'all Poison Cases'.

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