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Sensation Science

 Digital Record
Identifier: VBI_000313


  • Creation: 1866


Conditions Governing Use

Access to the Theodore Newton Vail Collection of Aeronautical Images, Broadsides and Clippings is not authorization to publish. Separate written application for permission to publish must be made to the Institute Archives. Copyright of some items in this collection may be held by respective creators, not by the donor of the collection.

Language of Materials


Existence and Location of Originals

Box 15

Physical Description



18.5 x 24.5 cm (at longest/widest)

Source used for abstract

Science in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical: An Electronic Index, v. 3.0, hriOnline Publications /> [accessed Thu Jul 15 2010]

General Note

Newspaper page from the June 30 1866 issue of Punch magazine, with a variety of columns, riddles and poems. A satirical cartoon titled “Sensation Science” on the page features caricatures of well-known scientists and their work, including a balloon with a face possibly modeled after James Glaisher.

Repository Details

Part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Libraries. Department of Distinctive Collections Repository

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