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Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-01-28   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-01-28" is a collection of satirical and humorous illustrations and articles that were originally published in the British magazine Punch. The book provides a fascinating glimpse into the political, social, and cultural events of the early 20th century, offering a unique perspective on the time period.

The illustrations in the book are both clever and visually appealing, capturing the essence of the era with wit and charm. The articles are equally engaging, offering commentary on a wide range of topics from politics to popular culture. The blend of satire and humor creates a lively and entertaining reading experience that is sure to delight fans of the magazine.

Overall, "Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-01-28" is a delightful read that offers a window into the past while still managing to feel relevant and engaging. Whether you are a history buff, a fan of satire, or simply looking for an entertaining read, this book is sure to entertain and inform.

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VOL. 158.

January 28th, 1920.


Now that petrol is being increased by eightpence a gallon, pedestrians will shortly have to be content to be knocked down by horsed vehicles or hand trucks.

Moleskins, says a news item, are now worth eighteen pence each. It is only fair to add that the moles do not admit the accuracy of these figures.

Three hundred pounds is the price asked by an advertiser in The Times for a motor coat lined with Persian lamb. It is still possible to get a waistcoat lined with English lamb (or even good capon) for a mere fraction of that sum.

Charged with impersonation at a municipal election a defendant told the Carlisle Bench that it was only a frolic. The Bench, entering into the spirit of the thing, told the man to go and have a good frisk in the second division.

"Steamers carrying coal from Dover to Calais," says a news item, "are bringing back champagne." It is characteristic of the period that we should thus exchange the luxuries of life for its necessities.

Charged at Willesden with travelling without a ticket a Walworth girl was stated to have a mania for travelling on the Tube. The Court missionary thought that a position could probably be obtained for her as scrum half at a West End bargain counter... Continue reading book >>

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