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THE ARTISTIC (!) STUDIO
A Stereoscopic Scene from Fashionable Life

"Love, Pride, Revenge." - THE GROUP REPRESENTS A YOUNG MINSTREL OF HUMBLE ORIGIN, DECLARING HIS PASSION TO A LADY OF NOBLE PARENTAGE. HER HAUGHTY BROTHER, AS MAY BE SEEN FROM HIS MENACING ATTITUDE, IS ABOUT TO AVENGE THE INSULT OFFERED TO HIS FAMILY!

Punch, October 10, 1857


PHOTOGRAPHIC BEAUTIES.
"I SAY, MISTER, HERE'S ME AND MY MATE WANTS OUR FOTERGRUFFS TOOK; AND MIND, WE WANTS  'EM 'ANSOM, COS THEY'RE TO GIVE TO TWO LADIES."

Punch, June 19, 1858


PHOTOGRAPHER. "No Smoking here, Sir!"
DICK TINTO. "Oh!  A thousand pardons! I was not aware that -"
PHOTOGRAPHER (interrupting, with dignified severity). "Please to remember, Gentlemen, that this is not a Common Hartist's Studio!" - [N.B. Dick and his friends, who are Common Artists, feel shut up by this little aristocratic distinction, which had not yet occurred to them]

Punch, October 6, 1858


UNPROVOKED ASSAULT
ON A BACHELOR FRIEND OF OURS.
Photo. Tout. "'ERE YOU ARE, SIR! BABY LENS, SIR! 'AVE YOUR HINTERESTIN' FAMILY TOOK!"

Punch, September 30, 1871


A POSER!

Mivvins (he doesn't "take" well) thought there was a chance for him, having heard that Partouche & Co. "retain a Staff of Artists who are exclusively engaged in studying to impart an unconstrained grace of 'pose' and characteristic expression in the attitudes of their numerous Sitters."!
Artist (fixing M.'s hand, so as to show his diamond ring).
"THERE, SIR! 'ENERY, BRING THE 'EAD-REST! - (M. winces) - NOW, SIR, FIX THE HEYES, AND IMAGINE YOU'RE WELCOMIN' A FRIEND!!"  

[No! It was a failure! - Mivvins does not "take" well.

Punch, June 7, 1873