Each week we bring out items from our rich and varied collections which reflect world events, social conditions, technological advancements and cultural change across the globe. Join us for a half hour opportunity to see and talk to staff about our fascinating collections.
Punch was a satirical magazine that ran from 1841 to 2002. In its day it covered events from the development of trade unions to the plight of the suffragettes with a stereotypically British dry humour. Today it is remembered best for its subversive political cartoons. The Mitchell has copies of every issue of the magazine and we will be displaying some of the best cartoons from its pages.
Copies of Punch magazine are available on Level 4 of The Mitchell Library.
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