Sunday, January 16, 2011

political cartoons of the v-age

Thanks to Scott for sending me this link to a collection of political cartoons from Punch, a weekly Victorian magazine of humorous and satirical articles and illustrations.  While much of the satire may be lost upon the modern reader, The British Empire's Punch page has valuable descriptions for each cartoon explaining its importance and, therefore, its satirical and humorous intent.

Below is an example of one of the cartoons featured on the website, and one of the few I actually understood without having to read the description.  Nice pun:
image source: The British Empire

3 comments:

  1. I've awarded you a Versitile Blogger Award! Love your unique look at life...havent found another blog like this...

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  2. This is the best Victorian Cartton collection I have ever seen.
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/83194995/museum-victorian-world-political-satire

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  3. I mean cartoon. This should be in a museum.

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