Punch,  58 (1870), 243.

Mysterious Callings



News-Commentary, Drollery


Industry, Manufactories, Commerce, Zoological Gardens, Aeronautics, Cruelty

    Baffled by a list of strange trades recently published in The Times the writer offers his own interpretations of what they involve. For example, 'Zebra Dress Manufacturers' prompts the remark that 'On application at the Zoological Gardens we learn that there is no demand there for articles of clothing of this description. Perhaps animals confined in travelling menageries may require them'. Believes the existence of 'Flyer Makers' will delight the Royal Aeronautical Society, while 'Woolley Teeth Makers' is apparently being investigated by 'A Committee of Dentists'.

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