CHY 4U1 – Image Analysis The Industrial Revolution – Improvements in Transportation and Communication Discussing the Illustration: 1) Other big breakthroughs in the early Industrial Revolution had to do with transportation and communication. Using these two British cartoons, can you explain what these breakthroughs were and why they would have been so important to the Industrial Revolution? 2) The cartoon on the right is about the collapse of a huge boom in railway construction in Britain in the 1840s and how it led many investors to lose money. Can you explain what the phrase a “boom in railway construction” means here and why its collapse would cause many people to lose money? 3) The other cartoon is about a telegraph cable connecting France and England for the first time. Across what body of water was this cable laid? 4) Both images also convey something about the Industrial Revolution’s huge effect on people, especially their feeling about the past and the future. How do the cartoons suggest this spirit or mood?