W. Granville Smith "A Toast. The Good Old Days to the Happy New Year." From Truth.
London: Truth, 1895. 11 x 17 3/4. Chromolithograph. Bend at top left corner, just into image; some smudges in margins. Else, very good condition.
A festive portrayal of representatives of previous times toasting with the gentleman of the "present" to the coming new year.
Truth was a British periodical publication founded by the diplomat and Liberal politician Henry Labouchère. The first issue was published on 4 January 1877. Labouchère founded the periodical after he left rival publication, The World. Truth was known for its exposures of many kinds of frauds, and was at the center of several civil lawsuits. Although Labouchère himself contributed to Truth, it was for the most part controlled by Horace Voules in its early days.