Punch,  21 (1851), 268.

Punch's Museum of Extinct Races



Essay, Drollery; Illustration, Drollery

Relevant illustrations:



Mc C, pseud.  [William McConnell] *


Museums, Menageries, Race

    Responding to news that George Catlin is proposing to 'collect a Museum, consisting of all the individuals of all the tribes that are now passing away', suggests forming collection of the 'numerous races' that are 'on the eve of becoming extinct among our own countrymen'. Describes four of these races: the 'Protectionist', the 'Stage Coachman', the 'Watchman', and the 'Irish Repealer'. Illustrations depicts Mr Punch and John Bull visiting the menagerie displaying these races.

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