Bos Americanus, 1877. Artist: Joseph Swain

Bos Americanus, 1877. Artist: Joseph Swain

1-150-780 - The Cartoon Collector/Heritage-Images

Bos Americanus; , 1877. An American bull, mapped out with its joints and cuts of meat, is carefully priced as it tosses the British butcher out of the way. The butcher has labels showing the price of beef to be 13 pence a pound, and mutton 1shilling a pound. Imports of American meat were growing rapidly and it was hoped that the increasing competition would force the nation's butchers to reduce their inflated prices. From Punch, or the London Charivari, March 10, 1877.

Image Details


  1. 10/03/1877
  1. 0350000619
  1. 1-150-780
  1. 10/03/1877
  1. 1150780
  1. 619

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3698x5098
File Size : 55,232kb

People Information

  1. Joseph Swain, attributed to: British: Engraver
  1. John Tenniel: British: Artist, illustrator, painter

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Satire

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