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Advert For 'Ally Sloper's Half Holiday', Comic

Advert For 'Ally Sloper's Half Holiday', Comic

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1891

Shelfmark: Evan.8093

Item number: 8093

Genre: Leaflet

Ally Sloper was a comic character who featured in a weekly magazine. This was the first Victorian comic that was published for adults and was extremely popular, as many of the jokes in the magazine were reflections of current events. The character of Ally Sloper represented the British people and demonstrated the hopes and aspirations of a new class of people, brought about by the industrial revolution, in much the same way as 'Alf Garnet' did in the 1970s TV series 'Till Death Us Do Part'. The character of Ally Sloper was based on a caricature of the editor of the magazine and was instantly recognisable by his red nose and battered top hat.

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