A New Cure

This image from the November 2, 1867 issue of Harper's Weekly offers a cartoonist's conception of the relationship between railroads and rheumatism.

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A NEW CURE. Old Lady from the Rural Districts. "My boy, Ebenezer, was deown ter this yer Fair last week, an' he does talk a spell abeout a new Rheumatic Railroad. Seeing as I've had a long spell of Rheumatiz, I concluded as heow I'd come deown to try it. Be you one of the Conductors? How often does it go, hey?"

About this Document

  • Source: Harper's Weekly
  • Citation: page 704
  • Date: November 2, 1867