Golf In The Time Of The Romans Golf Cartoon From Punch
This cartoon, Golf In Ye Time Of Ye Romans, appeared in the pages of Punch Magazine circa 1900.
Punch was a weekly British satire magazine published from 1841 – 1992. The magazine featured both humorous stories and cartoons. Interestingly, Punch coined the term cartoon when referring to political comic drawings. The magazine’s popularity led to widespread use of the term. The word comes from the Italian cartone, referring to a preliminary sketch of an architectural feature on a piece of cardboard. In 1843, Parliament was displaying for the public cartones, or cartoons, of new murals for the Houses of Parliament. Punch appropriated the word to mean sketches about politics.
Punch’s cartoons were just as often social and observational as they were political. Many of those featured golf.