'Punch' Magazine is Taken Over by Bradbury and Evans

The first issue of the magazine Punch  was published on July 17, 1841, and though it was well-received, it did not sell enough copies to cover the costs of production. In December of 1842, the printing and publishing firm Bradbury and Evans--the company that also published the novels of Charles Dickens and William Makepeace Thackeray--took over the magazine. Mark Lemon, co-founder and shareholder of the magazine remained Punch's editor. Under his direction, Punch was a strongly radical publication, often printing political satire such as Thomas Hood's "The Song of the Shirt" or Robert Jacob Hammerton's famous cartoon, "Captial and Labour."




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