"A telegram, which cost several pounds, was sent under the Atlantic passionately entreating the philosophic maiden to be kind to the scientific swain; and presently the electric wire received again the avowal of a requited passion. … But electricity will probably become the symbol henceforth of impatient love."
From The Philadelphia Press, Sunday, August 9, 1885, page 10.
A few pages of the paper were saved between pages [107-108] of this Catholic Augustinian Scrapbook.
I love this tale of a “philosophic maiden” and her “scientific swain.”
American, French, and English beaches and bathing costumes on the cover of The Daily Graphic, v. XIV, no. 1346, Wednesday, July 11, 1877.
So glad my bathing suit is much less cumbersome than these.