Punch Looks at Photographers
Since we have been looking at old cabinet cards in the last two posts, I thought it would be a good time to look at some illustrations of photographers from the 1862 Punch magazines I bought last year.
“Booking a Customer” Messrs. Cutts & Longstick, who have suffered much from the difficulty attending the Identification of “clients” on their return from a lengthened Tour, resort to the accompanying Device. Whilst the Captain is being measured by the Foreman, the Junior Partner adjusts the Camera for his Photograph.
If the Captain ever shaves, the photograph won’t help much in identifying him!
“Artful!” Dodge of Little Sperks, showing how Parties below the Middle Height, by the use of Miniature Background Furniture, may gain a more Imposing Stature in the Carte de Visite.
The other Punch cartoons I have shared are: