Punch Historical Archive, 1841-1992

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The only full archive of Punch available digitally, Gale's electronic archive presents the iconic British magazine on its award-winning NewsVault platform. Often noted as the most famous magazine of humor, Punch published some of the finest comic writers in the English language - from W.M. Thackeray to P.G. Wodehouse. Its celebrated cartoons swayed governments and captured the vast shifts in life over two centuries. Recording the impact of rapid technological and social change and commenting on momentous events at home and abroad, Punch is an unrivaled resource for 19th and 20th-Century political and social history.

This collection includes the complete run of the magazine and features meaningful search functionality that enables searching across years. Only Gale NewsVault's collection enables serious research and study of the rich Punch archives.

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  • Fully digital archive of PUNCH for its entire run.
  • Features full search functionality that enables researchers to discover and explore social topics.
  • Ideal for supporting studies in: media and journalism, literature, British history, and 19th and 20th-Century studies.