The Dumbstruck Archive

A Collection of Texts and Images Relating to the History of Ventriloquism
A continuing, online supplement to Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000).
By Steven Connor

Popular Explanations 
Ziedler's Lexikon (1733) 
'Engastremithe', from Encyclopédie (1755) 
'Ventriloquist', from the Encyclopédie
Le Ventriloque Reviewed (1772) 
Mr Love the Ventriloquist (1831) 
Chambers's Miscellany (1846) 
Mr Love the Polyphonist (1856)