Punch,  60 (1871), 197.

The Development of Dress





Darwinism, Descent, Evolution, Human Species, Gender

    The poet asks Charles R Darwin to explain how the need for tailors arose and whether the laws of nature failed in not supplying humankind with clothes. Notes that giraffes acquired long necks 'through reaching up to long trees', and wonders whether 'climate's alteration' would result in humans being dressed in 'fur / Coats and aprons'. Insists that the tailor's business undermines Darwin's evolutionary 'plan' because it can 'evolve a Suit for Man'.

© Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Project, Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, 2005 - 2020

Printed from Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: An Electronic Index, v. 4.0, The Digital Humanities Institute <http://www.sciper.org> [accessed ]