Boxing Day

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

Wood engraving

Punch 29 (6 October 1855): 137

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.

Related cartoons on the Crimean War

  • Bomba's Big Brother
  • What we must come to
  • A Day's Fishing at Sebastopol
  • Rout out of a Robber's Den
  • Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham

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