Thursday, 3 February 2011
Smilby, Punch, 24th July 1957
Smilby was Francis Wilford-Smith, a prolific Punch and Playboy cartoonist and also a leading authority on blues and gospel music.
Inside front Smilby cover: National Benzole
Smilby, Punch, 26th March 1958
Inside front Smilby cover: Tootal socks
Smilby, Punch, 30th September 1959
Inside front Smilby cover: Benson & Hedges Super Virginia
Smilby, Punch, 7th October 1959
The 1959 General Election, held the day after this particular Punch edition was published, was won by The Conservative Party under the leadership of Harold Macmillan. Hugh Gaitskell for the Labour Party and Jo Grimond for the Liberal Party were the unlucky runners-up. Mr Punch's opinion of all three is noted.