Title

Nineteenth-Century Textbook Illustrations: A Frontispiece Puzzle

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

Most of the 19th- and early 20th-century physics texts in my collection have frontispieces: a telegraph system, the cross-section of a steam locomotive, colored lithographs of spectra, etc. One of my favorites is the wood-cut illustration of an apparatus collection that serves as the frontispiece to Hotze's 1897 physics textbook.1 In modern parlance, this is a conceptual text as it does not have a single equation.

Journal

The Physics Teacher

Volume

47

First Page

226