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1936 Punch Magazine King George V Memorial Edition (political comics) - $40 (near Stockbridge)

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: Punch Magazine
model name / number: January 29, 1936
Punch Magazine started in 1841 in London. The magazine originated the name “cartoon” which meant political cartoons only, at the time.

This edition features many pen and ink type sketches, very detailed by various artists, of King George V, who died six days before this publication. So the magazine had to move fast.

Normally Punch Magazine was noted for its light political satire in very artistic cartoon form. For this memorial edition, however, the magazine took a much more somber position. Apparently, at the last minute, the publishers inserted a two page tribute to the King entitled “To the Memory of His Majesty King George.”

The front covers usually had amazing graphic art but, inside, the cartoons were pieces of art, done in a pen-and-ink style.

Besides many cigarette ads, the 1936 ads for cars, medicines, and food are interesting to see. This special edition of Punch is 40 pages long and in very nice shape for being so old.

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