Saturday, March 3, 2007

The Good Old Days: 1892...The Wonder of Electricity

Blurb spotted surfing:

"A correspondent thinks it is very strange that people are killed daily by electric wires which are apparently harmless, but that when a criminal is to be executed by electricity, it takes several shocks to produce death, according to the views of the newspapers."

--Manufacturer and Builder, Volume 24, Issue 5, May 1892

Cartoon source: Prints & Photographs Online Catalog, Library of Congress, Digital ID: cph.3b45414

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