Punch,  51 (1866), 222.

A Passion for Astronomy

D M, pseud.  [George L P B Du Maurier] *


Illustration, Drollery

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D M, pseud.  [George L P B Du Maurier] *


Astronomy, Observation, Gender

    A commentary on the recent Leonid meteor shower, this illustration shows a young man and a woman sitting on a rooftop on a clear and cold night. Their passion for astronomy is evidently so great that they are willing to endure these conditions to observe the meteors that dart across the star-filled sky above them.

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