Finding Family

One woman's obsession with family history.

Along with being a big fan of historical advertising I’m also quite fond of historical cartoons. Unlike ads which are printed in order to sell a product, cartoons are often drawn depicting the issues of the day and give insight into the trials and tribulations of the ordinary working class man. Unfortunately without an extensive knowledge of history (in particular, political history), much of the wry humour in these cartoons is sometimes lost on me. There are some themes however that even in today’s world are easily understood. The following examples have come from the ‘Queensland Figaro and Punch’.

Working Man's Friend

Bunny

Boy Ashamed

Before & After

Relative Sizes

For information and a full list of the Queensland Figaro and Punch issues, please visit Trove: http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/title/337

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