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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Electricity at Christmas, 1879: Tigwissel Tuesdays #43

Above, The March of Science: Electricity at Christmas, by artist Harry Furniss, from the 1879 Christmas issue of The Illustrated London News. At this time, electricity — on the brink of lighting cities — was still more a toy of the rich, used in parlor games. One popular activity, shown at the bottom, was to have a long line of people hold hands, and pass an electric shock through all of them! (No, I am not making this up!)

Click on the above page, to view the cartoons in detail, and read their captions.

The above page was part of a Victorian Age Christmas Comics book I once put together, that went nowhere. I’ve been holding those cartoons back the past several years, but, this month will see several pages from that never-published collection.

Click on Tigwissel Tuesdays and/or Christmas Comics, to find prior postings in those “series”.

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