An industrial exhibition

« An Industrial Exhibition of Insects », The Leisure hour. A Family  Journal of Instruction and recreation n°33, Londres, 12 août 1852.

Mr. Soft, the silkworm contributed a habitation formed of bright yellow silk, beautifully smooth, impervious to draught and in which he proposed to doze away no inconsiderable portion of his existence. Mr. Twine, the caddis fly, exhibited a very picturesque aquatic grotto, made of small stones and tiny shells, fastened together by silken cords.

The compartment in which the greatest ingenuity and skill were developed, and which excited the keened emulation amongst the exhibitors, was that devoted to the abodes of the rising generation. This also attracted the attention of all matronly fraquenters of the exhibition.