Gazette Extraordinary!!!Joint Stocks, Railway, Steam, Mining, And Aerial Arcana. 1837.
Sold, by J. Knight, Sweetings Alley, Cornhill.
Lithograph, sheet 315 x 380mm. Reinforced centre fold.
A satire on the multifarious innovations and inventions taking place around the year 1837. This must have seemed an age of almost limitless technological possibilties. In 1836 Charles Green made a record balloon journey of about five hundred miles from Vauxhall Gardens in London to Weilburg in Germany. Hence the reference to a 'Steam Balloon to the Comet and back' on the sign held by a boy in the foreground - Halley's Comet was observed that year. Image lettered with speech bubbles.
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