More from the pages of Mr Punch in London Town by the New Punch Library.
The first is by Fougasse, pen-name of Kenneth Bird (1887 – 1965), a WWI veteran who was the first cartoonist to become editor of Punch.
Our next item is a fingerprint gag. Scotland Yard’s fingerprint bureau had been set up in 1901. George Belcher (1875 – 1947) was a prolific cartoonist and also a Royal Academician.
Another laugh at the expense of the working classes, this cartoon reminds us that both cops and crooks had a shared background and are here probably about to close ranks against their social superior.