Punch, or the London Charivari, vol. XX


January to June, 1851


Storage Journals AP101 P8 1849-51


London: Published at the Office


Punch, or the London Charivari (1841-1992, revived 1996-2002) was founded by a group that included social reformer Henry Mayhew, engraver Ebenezer Landells, and journalist Mark Lemon. It quickly became known for its lively political and social satire. Early circulation figures were modest at around 6000, but by 1860 they had risen to 40,000 copies each week. Contributors included Richard Doyle, William Makepeace Thackeray, John Tenniel, and George du Maurier. Punch was a great supporter of the 1851 Great Exhibition at Hyde Park and is credited as the originator of the name, ‘The Crystal Palace’.


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[Henry Mayhew, et al.], “Punch, or the London Charivari, vol. XX,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed May 31, 2024, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10801.