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Humour costly hair styling 19th century cartoon Featured D.J. Pound Print

Humour costly hair styling 19th century cartoon

This is a cartoon etching by the well-known Victorian social caricaturist / cartoonist George Cruikshank (1792 - 1878), dated November 1st, 1829. (1829 is in the reign of William IV, but most of Cruikshank's artistic work was in the long reign of Queen Victoria.) Cruikshank went on to illustrate a number of the books of Charles Dickens. Title: Is the Labourer worthy of his hire? Speech bubbles: - What are your terms Mr. Frizem? - A Guinea an hour my Lady. (Astonished onlooker) - A Guinea an hour!! Description: Cruikshank exclaims at the high cost of styling a lady's hair in 1829. At a guinea an hour, he believes that the hairdresser is over-charging. (A guinea was 21 shillings, just more than one British pound. While it is hard to make an exact comparison, a guinea in 1829 was equivalent to around u100. today, in 2013.) Designed Etched & Published by Geo. Cruikshank - Novr. 1st 1829 More cartoons by George Cruikshank

© Whiteway

Prize Agents extracting treasure Featured D.J. Pound Print

Prize Agents extracting treasure

Prize Agents extracting treasure. Coloured lithograph from The Campaign in India 1857-58 from drawings made during the eventful period of the Great Mutiny, illustrating the military operations before Delhi and its neighbourhood'. A series of 26 coloured lithographs by W Simpson, E Walker and others, after G F Atkinson, published by Day andSon, 1857-1858. Associated with the Indian Mutiny (1857-1859). Despite strict orders against individual looting, many of Delhi?s treasures filled the pockets of the troops who captured the city in September 1857. The loot was supposed to have been handed over to official prize agents who would then auction it and divide the proceeds. As this print depicts, the agents and their soldiers had few scruples when it came to how they gathered the loot. Contemporaries estimated the auctioned Delhi treasure to be worth over half a million pounds. Date: 1858

© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library

Henry VIII demands one hundred pounds from the Abbot Featured D.J. Pound Print

Henry VIII demands one hundred pounds from the Abbot

King Henry VIII pictured with the Abbott of Reading Abbey who had been imprisoned in the Tower of London. Upon hunting in Windsor Forest Henry had disguised himself as a Royal Guard as a means to trick the abbot. He sat with the abbot whilst he ate his meal of sirloin steak. The Abbott mistakenly mocked the king's own greedy tendencies, claiming he "would give a 100 pound that I could eat as lustily" as the king. The abbot soon was held under arrest in the tower whereby the king later visited to claim his one hundred pounds. Date: c. 1540

© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans