Punch,  57 (1869), 29.

St. Swithin's, 1869

Anerley H Norwood




Amusement, Exhibitions, Transport, Photography, Nutrition, Manufactories, Museums, Horticulture, Astronomy, Light, Display

    Describes a trip to the Crystal Palace on St Swithun's day, where the writer's pursuits included riding a velocipede, enjoying the 'Camera Obscura' and draughts of cream soda 'manufactured by a wheel', being introduced to the 'automaton Chess Player' and its 'checkered career', visiting the 'rosary and geraniumry', studying the 'raw material in the Technological Museum', and observing a display of artificial asteroids and of magnesium lights.

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