Category Archives: Allegory

Science Versus Mother Goose

DescriptionEnglish: Science (represented by symbols of mathematics and Darwinian evolution) in battle with Mother Goose
SourceHarper’s New Monthly Magazine (
Author“Porte-Crayon” (David Hunter Strother)

Sholes’ Typewriter Emancipates Women

DescriptionEnglish: Christopher Sholes emancipates women by means of the typewriter
SourceStory of the Typewriter (
AuthorUnknown (signature illegible)

Original caption:

“I feel that I have done something for the women who have always had to work so hard. This will enable them more easily to earn a living.” —Statement of Christopher Latham Sholes, inventor of the typewriter.