The words are the actual 1905/06 captions. I’ve copied words into the blog to make them more legible.
“I’ve noticed, Miss, when you ‘as a motor car, you catches ‘a train,’ not ‘the train.'”
“The Triumph of Rush,” as Punch Almanack 1906 saw it: a future in which the police can arrest you for failing to go at least 150 miles per hour, bedeviled, according to original cartoon, by the gremlins of “Dust, Smell, Jarred Nerves and Insanity.” (Those high speed trains are a pretty good forecast, aren’t they?)
Q: “Is Mr. Forbes in?” A: “No, Sir.”
Q: “Is he on the telephone?” (Have a phone?)
A: “I don’t know where he is, Sir.”