Boxing Day

Boxing Day

The Reg'lar Peace Dustmen call upon the Emperor of all the Russias for a Christmas Box

Punch, 5 January 1856, page 5.

Apparently the Czar's pockets are empty (presumably from waging war in the Crimea), and a patch is conspicuous on the left knee of his trousers. [PVA]

Related cartoons on the Crimean War:

Victorian Web Victorian Illustration Punch Crimean War

Last modified 4 April 2004