Punch,  52 (1867), [i].

The Calendar

C H B, pseud.  [Charles H Bennett] *


Illustration, Drollery; Notes

Relevant illustrations:



C H B, pseud.  [Charles H Bennett] *


Scientific Practitioners, Telegraphy, Natural History, Botany, Astronomy, Electricity, Electrochemistry, Philosophy, Architecture, Mathematics, Chemistry, Statistics, Metaphysics, Light, Manufactories

    The illustration, which surrounds and appears in a window within the calendar, shows cartoons of signs of the zodiac through which the 1866 Atlantic telegraph cable is woven. In the window, Mr Punch holds both ends of the cable, at the extremes of which are small mouths with teeth. The calendar is marked by significant dates associated with several scientific practitioners: Carl Linnaeus, Benjamin Franklin, Luigi Galvani, Nicholas Copernicus, David Hume, Christopher Wren, Joseph Priestley, Georges L Leclerc, comte de Buffon, John Graunt, Georges Cuvier, Roger Bacon, Matthew Boulton, August Comte, Dominique F J Arago, and Gottfried W Leibniz. The calendar also commemorates the introduction of 'Gas' on 16 August.

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