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The Holiday Book for Christmas and the New Year, first published in 1852, is a prime example of a wider publishing movem...
Card, Illustration, Image Created date: c. 19th century
Sir Henry Cole devised the first Christmas card in 1843, but it wasn’t until the 1880s that festive cards were mass prod...
Penny dreadful, Serial, Illustration, Image
Gentleman Jack is an example of a penny dreadful in the popular highwayman tradition. Created by James Malcolm Rymer, a...
These month-themed illustrations show off the skills of the caricaturist George Cruikshank at their best: the scenes are...
Playscript, Illustration, Image
Published in 1852, this playscript is described as ‘A peculiar romantic melo-dramatic pantomime spectacle’ founded princ...