Satirical cartoons

These three comics are numbers two, eight and nine in a humorous series called Clarke’s Whims and Oddities, published by H.G. Clarke & Co. in Covent Garden, London. These small pamphlets folded out into a single sheet containing ‘a humorous poem, with 16 droll illustrations’, lampooning the Tichborne trial. They were available in plain and coloured editions for one penny or sixpence respectively. These are from the Library’s collection of Tichborne material which was part of the estate of Maurice Kenealy, the son of Orton’s defence lawyer.

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