Thursday, April 17, 2008

Celebrities Very Much at Home



George Augustus Sala, Victorian journalist, December 16, 1891. Judy. Celebrities very much at home. Caricature of Buffalo Bill Cody below.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Thursday, April 3, 2008

American Judy



Judy, New York, N.Y. : Burgess & Stringer, Vol. 1, no. 1 (Nov. 28, 1846)-v. 1, no. 13 (Feb. 20, 1847). Judy was a weekly edited by Henry Grattan Plunkett. Michael Woolf's father contributed writing and caricatures.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

A “Literary Tavern” Visit, with a Peep at Some “Punch” People




Cruikshank folding plate strip from ‘The Comic Almanack For 1849,’ George Cruikshank, Second Series, 1844-1853. From a 1912 reprint by Chatto & Windus.

‘A “Literary Tavern” Visit, with a Peep at Some “Punch” People,’ pp.56-64 in ‘Lions: Living and Dead; or, Personal recollections of the great and gifted,’ by John Ross Dix (1800?-1865,) London, Partridge and Oakey, 1852.











Four early editors of Punch: Mark Lemon, Shirley Brooks, Tom Taylor and F.C. Burnand (from: The Review of Reviews, 1895, London)