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The Charming Side of Dental Check Ups

One of the most charming items we have in Archives and Rare Books is The Tooth Ache, a satirical comic strip that was written by Horace “Ponny” Mayhew and illustrated by George Cruikshank.  It depicts the trials and tribulations of a man who wakes up with a toothache and must muster up the courage to pay a visit to the dentist, much to his dismay.  Thanks to the brilliant wit of its creators, it is just as amusing now as it must have been over a century ago.

Both men were part of the 19th century British satirical tradition.  Mayhew (1816-1872) was the son of a London solicitor, but rather than follow in his father’s footsteps he chose to pursue a career in journalism.  He founded Punch magazine, a weekly magazine of humor and satire1, with Ebenezer Landells in 1841, and was also an early contributor of the Illustrated London News.  His collaborator George Cruikshank (1792-1878) was one of the predominant caricaturists of the 19th century.  The early part of his career was devoted mainly to political satire, with the future King George IV being a frequent target; however, from the 1820s onward, his primary focus was book illustration.  His collaborations with Charles Dickens were particularly noteworthy.  Sketches by Boz, their first publication together, appeared in 1836, and Cruikshank also supplied one etching per month to accompany the monthly installments of Dickens’ Oliver Twist that were published between 1837 and 1839.

The Tooth Ache was published in 1849 in London and Philadelphia.  It is printed accordion style on one long sheet of paper, so the reader must unfold it in order to view all of the panels.  The McKellops Collection of Dental Medicine, one of the Library’s nine rare book collections, contains both imprints.  You can view the entire work on our Tumblr.

1Punch ran until 1992, followed by a brief revival from 1996-2002.

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