'Pictures for Posterity', 1883
'Pictures for Posterity', 1883. This little cartoon illustrates the perils faced on a daily basis by the brave British policeman as, armed with his truncheon, he takes on a rather more robustly armed villain. From Punch, or the London Charivari, February 24, 1883.
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