Being the First Day of Summer, we begin this year’s run of Victorian Summer Comics, with Our Trip to the Sea Side, published in 1857. It is one of several small comic booklets involving beach vacations, created by comic artist Thomas Onwhyn in the 1850s. Random panels from several of these pamphlets were later collected together, circa 1860, in Onwhyn’s Royal Sea Side Albums, which we posted previously.
Click on the above & below pictures, to view the cartoons in detail, and be able to better read the text.
We’ll be showing more of Onwhyn’s beach booklets in the coming months.