Punch,  7 (1844), 68.

Educational Handkerchiefs



News-Commentary, Drollery

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Education, Mathematics, Physical Geography, Schools

    Responds to news that a schoolmaster is teaching by illustrating silk handkerchiefs with the '"great facts" in reading, writing, or arithmetic' and 'science of every description'. Notes that some were worried that applying pocket handkerchiefs to science would deal it 'a very severe blow' but adds that the 'public are easily led by the nose'. Relishes the fact that the educational 'experiment is to be tried' and describes the geography and arithmetic handkerchiefs. The illustration depicts the statesman Henry P Brougham (1st Baron Brougham and Vaux) standing in front of a group of children whilst pointing to one of the inscribed handkerchiefs.

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