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Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, April 16, 1919   By:

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"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, April 16, 1919" is a fascinating collection of satirical cartoons and articles that provide a snapshot of British society during the early 20th century. The illustrations are witty and clever, poking fun at politicians, social norms, and cultural trends of the time. The writing is sharp and engaging, offering a humorous commentary on the issues of the day. While some of the references may be a bit dated, the overall themes of the publication are still relevant today. Readers with an interest in history, politics, and satire will thoroughly enjoy this volume of Punch.

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VOL. 156

APRIL 16, 1919


We understand that a proposal to send a relief party to America to rescue Scotsmen from the threatened Prohibition law is under consideration.

It is rumoured that The Times is about to announce that it does not hold itself responsible for editorial opinions expressed in its own columns.

A correspondent, complaining of the tiny flats in London, states that he is a trombone player, and every time he wants to get the lowest note he has to go out on to the landing.

In Essex Street, Shoreditch so Dr. ADDISON explained to the House of Commons there are seven hundred and thirty three people in twenty nine houses. A correspondent writes that a single house in the neighbourhood of Big Ben contains seven hundred and seven persons, many of them incapable, and that nothing is being done about it.

"The Original Dixie Land Jazz Band has arrived in London," says an evening paper. We are grateful for the warning.

Over two hundred season ticket holders live within a mile radius at Southend. We suppose there must be some attraction at Southend to explain why so many season ticket holders live there.

We are pleased to be able to throw some light on the mystery of the Russian who was not shot in Petrograd last week... Continue reading book >>

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