Punch,  61 (1871), 191.

Short Theme



News-Commentary, Drollery


Telegraphy, Electricity, Commerce, Transport, Progress

    Praising the 'marvels of Electricity' and the 'triumphs of Telegraphy', the author claims that the 'magic wire that encircles the globe' has 'achieved another victory over the impossible' with news that £10,000 was 'remitted to New York on Wednesday by Atlantic Cable'. Wonders whether travel by telegraph will be possible in the future.

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