Bomba's Big Brother

Emperor of Russia. "They shan't take away his playthings, that they shan't."

Wood engraving

Punch (11 October 1856): 145

The Russian Bear, maimed in his right paw and wearing a patch over his right eye, still clings affectionately to his monkey.

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham

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More commentary on the Crimean War

  • What we must come to
  • Rout out of a Robber's Den
  • Boxing Day
  • A Day's Fishing at Sebastopol