'The Schoolmaster of the Future', 1887. Artist: Joseph Swain

'The Schoolmaster of the Future', 1887. Artist: Joseph Swain

1-151-021 - The Cartoon Collector/Heritage-Images

'The Schoolmaster of the Future', 1887. The British workman has come into school to take the boy away in order to teach him a trade that will be more useful to him in life than Trigonometry or Geology. This cartoon accompanies a poem of the same name in which Punch puts forward the view that an artisan of the future must needs learn a craft and develop skills that will stand him in good stead. It is not that book-learning is bad for a boy, but 'if a man's lot is to trudge, it is small use fitting him with wings'. From Punch, or the London Charivari, November 19, 1887.

Image Details


  1. 19/11/1887
  1. 0350000868
  1. 1-151-021
  1. 1151021
  1. 19/11/1887
  1. 868

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3686x5117
File Size : 55,258kb

People Information

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

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Caricature
  2. Satire

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