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This work is inscribed: Q.C. "Yes, I like the army as a profession. I mean to put my son into it." Little Snooks (was was Gazetted the week before last.): "Ah, you take the advice of a man who knows all about it - and don't!" This cartoon was published in 'Punch' on 7th January 1893. 'Punch' was a magazine founded in 1841 by writer Henry Mayhew and engraver Ebenezer Landells. The idea came from the French satire newsapaper, 'Le Charivari'. In homage, the first issue of 'Punch' was subtitled, ‘The London Charivari’. 'Punch' was internationally famous for its humour and wit. Its political and social cartoons captured English life in the 19th and 20th centuries. The term ‘cartoon’ previously referred to a preliminary sketch made for murals or stained glass windows. 'Punch' and other illustrated publications adapted the term and introduced the concept of ‘cartoon’ as we know it today.