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Background imagePunch Collection: Cecil Rhodes

Cecil Rhodes
CECIL RHODES Statesman, financier, imperialist. Caricatured as a colossus bestriding Africa

Background imagePunch Collection: Jascha Heifetz / Punch 20

Jascha Heifetz / Punch 20
JASCHA HEIFETZ American violinist

Background imagePunch Collection: Ichthyosaurus as a museum piece

Ichthyosaurus as a museum piece
Cartoon of an Ichthyosaurus as a museum piece, in the Ballad of the Ichthyosaurus

Background imagePunch Collection: Bystander cover 1929 - In Training - Boxing woman

Bystander cover 1929 - In Training - Boxing woman
A woman in a fetching sporty outfit of silky shorts and stockings takes out her frustrations on a punch bag dressed up as a man. Date: 1929

Background imagePunch Collection: Christmas scene with Santa Claus and yule log

Christmas scene with Santa Claus and yule log. There are rabbit musicians, geese pulling the log, a pudding, a boars head, and people carrying flaming torches. 19th century

Background imagePunch Collection: Holmes in a Fight / C20Th

Holmes in a Fight / C20Th
THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST Holmes engages in fisticuffs against a slogging ruffian

Background imagePunch Collection: Mr Micawber makes Punch - David Copperfield, Charles Dickens

Mr Micawber makes Punch - David Copperfield, Charles Dickens Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePunch Collection: Punch & Judy

Punch & Judy Date: circa 1928

Background imagePunch Collection: Punch & Judy in Street

Punch & Judy in Street
Grown-ups and children gather round a Punch & Judy in the street

Background imagePunch Collection: Congo / Cartoon / Punch / 1906

Congo / Cartoon / Punch / 1906
King Leopold II, King of the Belgians, crushes the Belgian Congo. In the rubber coils

Background imagePunch Collection: Gladstone / Disraeli 1874

Gladstone / Disraeli 1874
The Managers Room Mr Punch as theatre manager asks his dramatists Gladstone and Disraeli what their plans are for the season. Date: 3 January 1874

Background imagePunch Collection: Jester carrying a wassail bowl

Jester carrying a wassail bowl
A jester in red and blue costume, carrying a wassail bowl and enjoying the aroma coming from it. Wassail was a medieval drink, a kind of punch made from hot mulled cider

Background imagePunch Collection: Drunken Party / Hogarth

Drunken Party / Hogarth
A Midnight Modern Conversation A very drunken party of men

Background imagePunch Collection: Arsenal vs. Mansfield Town, F. A. Cup Fourth Round, 1929

Arsenal vs. Mansfield Town, F. A. Cup Fourth Round, 1929
Photograph showing the Mansfield Town goalkeeper jumping highest to punch clear the ball and deny an Arsenal attack during the F.A. Cup fourth round tie at Highbury, 26th January 1929

Background imagePunch Collection: Cartoon / Zulu War / Punch

Cartoon / Zulu War / Punch
A LESSON Punch comment on the British defeat; the lesson - despise not your enemy

Background imagePunch Collection: Mary Seacole (Punch)

Mary Seacole (Punch)
MARY SEACOLE nurse during the Crimea War

Background imagePunch Collection: Uk / Chartism / Punch, 1848

Uk / Chartism / Punch, 1848
Cartoon of a hoax petition which included the signatures of Queen Victoria, seventeen (!) Dukes of Wellington and others!

Background imagePunch Collection: Mr Punch and Toby

Mr Punch and Toby
Punch and Toby

Background imagePunch Collection: 1870 / CRITICS / PUNCH

1870 / CRITICS / PUNCH
Critics Gladstone and Disraeli as rival authors

Background imagePunch Collection: Punch and Judy

Punch and Judy
Children gather to watch a Punch and Judy show

Background imagePunch Collection: Ww1 Cartoon / Punch 1915

Ww1 Cartoon / Punch 1915
Mr Punch and his faithful dog Toby have a go at the Kaiser monster, in a parody of St George and the Dragon

Background imagePunch Collection: Punch, Toby, Clown

Punch, Toby, Clown
Mr Punch with Toby the dog and a clown

Background imagePunch Collection: Punch Throws Baby (Anon)

Punch Throws Baby (Anon)
Mr Punch throws the baby in the air

Background imagePunch Collection: Punch, Judy, Baby

Punch, Judy, Baby
Punch, Judy and the baby

Background imagePunch Collection: Punch / Corn Law / Coventgdn

Punch / Corn Law / Coventgdn
CORN LAWS Purifying Covent Garden Theatre

Background imagePunch Collection: Tommy Farr using a punch ball, 1937

Tommy Farr using a punch ball, 1937
Photograph showing Tommy Farr (1914-1986), the Welsh heavyweight boxer also known as the Tonypandy Terror, training at a gym, 1937

Background imagePunch Collection: A pair of Suffolk Punch working horses pull a plough

A pair of Suffolk Punch working horses pull a plough in a stubble field in Suffolk, England. A young woman leads the horses and a man handles the plough Date: 2010

Background imagePunch Collection: Cartoon, Triumph of De-Jenner-Action 1898

Cartoon, Triumph of De-Jenner-Action 1898
Grim reaper holding the vaccination act. A new Vaccination Act removed these penalties and introduced a new clause known as the conscientious objector clause that allowed parents who did not believe

Background imagePunch Collection: Cartoon, The Confidence Trick! (Northcote and Disraeli)

Cartoon, The Confidence Trick! (Northcote and Disraeli)
Cartoon, The Confidence Trick! Stafford Northcote (Chancellor of the Exchequer) and Benjamin Disraeli (Prime Minister) ask John Bull for six million pounds to strengthen their hands at a forthcoming

Background imagePunch Collection: Cartoon, The Dropped Pilot, WW1

Cartoon, The Dropped Pilot, WW1
Cartoon, The Dropped Pilot, twenty-four years after Tenniel. In Tenniels Dropping the Pilot cartoon of 1890 Kaiser Wilhelm II watches as Bismarck disembarks from the ship (of state)

Background imagePunch Collection: Cartoon, theatre managers and Queen Victoria

Cartoon, theatre managers and Queen Victoria
Cartoon, theatre managers (Irving, Toole, James and Bancroft) besieging Queen Victoria at Windsor. Now that a rumour has gone abroad that Her Majesty will one more give theatrical entertainments at

Background imagePunch Collection: The Last Crusade by Bernard Partridge in Punch WW1

The Last Crusade by Bernard Partridge in Punch WW1
The Last Crusade. Coeur-de-Lion (looking down on the Holy City). " My dream comes true." Drawn by Bernard Partridge and published in Punch in December 1917

Background imagePunch Collection: Sir John Reith - Director General of the BBC

Sir John Reith - Director General of the BBC
Cartoon portrait, Sir John Reith, 1st Baron Reith of Stonehaven (1889-1971), Director General of the BBC, 1927-1938, depicted here as a giant figure towering over Broadcasting House, Portland Place

Background imagePunch Collection: A pair of chestnut Suffolk Punch working horses in harness

A pair of chestnut Suffolk Punch working horses in harness with blinkers, Suffolk, England Date: 2010

Background imagePunch Collection: The Beard and Moustache Movement, John Leech

The Beard and Moustache Movement, John Leech
The Beard and Moustache Movement, cartoon in Punch by John Leech commenting on the fashion for large beards. Railway Guard: Now, ma am, is this your luggage

Background imagePunch Collection: Punch and Judy show on the beach, Cornwall

Punch and Judy show on the beach, Cornwall
Children watching a Punch and Judy show on the beach, Cornwall. Date: circa 1970s

Background imagePunch Collection: Trafalgar Square Lions

Trafalgar Square Lions
Nelson thanks Edwin Landseer for the lions which are finally installed at the foot of his column in Trafalgar Square. Date: 1867

Background imagePunch Collection: Peary and Cook dispute over the North Pole

Peary and Cook dispute over the North Pole
Robert Peary and Frederick Cook dispute over who reached the North Pole first -- but the real question is whether either of them got there at all

Background imagePunch Collection: Cartoon, The Federal Phoenix (Abraham Lincoln)

Cartoon, The Federal Phoenix (Abraham Lincoln)
Cartoon, The Federal Phoenix -- Abraham Lincoln portrayed as a phoenix rising from the flames as he is re-elected President. Date: 1864

Background imagePunch Collection: Punch & Judy Show before the National Portrait Gallery

Punch & Judy Show before the National Portrait Gallery
Children (mostly working boys) watching a Punch & Judy Show before the National Portrait Gallery, London. There is a statue of the famous actor Sir Henry Irving in the background. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePunch Collection: I Don t Know Where I Am by George Studdy

I Don t Know Where I Am by George Studdy
After an unsolicited scrap, Bonzo is left in agreement with that famous statesman who said, " People hardly know where they are, and I am one of those in that position." Fortunately

Background imagePunch Collection: The Haunted Lady, Punch

The Haunted Lady, Punch
The Haunted Lady, or The Ghost in the Looking-Glass. A lady admires her new dress, but the mirror reveals the sacrifice made: the death of the wretched seamstress

Background imagePunch Collection: Jenny Lind / Punch 1850

Jenny Lind / Punch 1850
JENNY LIND Swedish singer she bowls over the audiences of America

Background imagePunch Collection: London Oyster Seller

London Oyster Seller
A street vendor sells Fine native oysters while a crowd watch a Punch and Judy show in the background

Background imagePunch Collection: 3 Dolls Harlequin C1810

3 Dolls Harlequin C1810
Harlequin, Pulcinello (Punch) and Bobeche (Clown)

Background imagePunch Collection: Dogs Love Chocolate

Dogs Love Chocolate
Punch has been trained by his owner to carry messages and pick up litter. Here he tries to use the chocolate dispenser

Background imagePunch Collection: Punch & Judy / Jarvis

Punch & Judy / Jarvis
Watching a Punch & Judy show in a park

Background imagePunch Collection: Punch & Judy (Crane)

Punch & Judy (Crane)
Punch and Judy show entertains small audience



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