Evolution of an artist from brush and paint-pot from The Boy's Own Paper, Volume VI (6 October 1883): 264. 11 1/4 x 8 inches. Courtesy of the John Hay Library, Brown University. Photograph and Text by Siobhan Lam. [This image may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose.]

Note how the cartoon, like much Victorian work intended for children, moralizes — don't be a stingy boy, or else! — but that it is presented in comic form!

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