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An appalling attempt to muzzle the watch-dog of science

Author:
Graetz, F. (Friedrich), approximately 1840-approximately 1913
Date:
1883-03-14
Description:
Herbert Spencer appears as a statue of a large dog at the entrance to a public building emitting rays of light labeled "Science." Many diminutive men, wearing over-sized top hats, scamper about with ladders and muzzles in an attempt to silence Spencer's views on religion and science. On a nearby flagpole hangs a banner that states "Freedom of Thought." Caption: "The Society for the Suppression of Blasphemous Literature proposes to get up cases against Professors Huxley and Tyndall, Herbert Spencer, and others who, by their writings, have sown widespread unbelief, and in some cases rank atheism." Tel. London, March 5, 1883.
Subject:
Freedom of speech, Freedom of information, Science, Faith, Censorship, Watchdogs, Spencer, Herbert, 1820-1903
Partner:
Theodore Roosevelt Center
Rights:
These images are presented through a cooperative effort between the Library of Congress and Dickinson State University. No known restrictions on publication.
Source:
http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record?libID=o288148
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