Punch,  59 (1870), [15].

Very High Farming

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Illustration, Drollery

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Agriculture, Meteorology, Telegraphy, Electricity, Imperialism, Progress, Superstition, Electricity, Meteorology, Technology

    Similar to PU1/59/2/3, this shows a farmer standing in a field before a female personification of 'Science' who clutches a telegraph pole in one hand, and in the other holds a scroll bearing the words 'Communi [cation w]ith India / Submar[ine] Telegraph'. In the distance, at the edge of the field, telegraph lines are shown suspended between poles. Scratching his head, Farmer Giles is astonished to learn that it is now possible to send and receive signals from India in five minutes, and he asks her whether 'Science' can 'telegra-a-aph to S'n Swithun, will'ee—Tell un to turn on a goodish dra-ap o' reen vor my poor turmuts!'.

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