Cartoons for the Daily Herald, 1933-34

In June 1933 Bruce Bairnsfather joined the staff of the Daily Herald - at the time the biggest circulation (2,000,000) daily newspaper in England. Initially he contributed cartoons of Old Bill commenting on the World Economic Conference which was then taking place in London. When the conference came to a close at the end of July, Bairnsfather began a series of drawings depicting his famous character in all sorts of situations - attending trade exhibitions, conferences and meetings, sporting events, and in all manner of other settings. Later his cartoons were almost all on a sporting theme.

After nine months and more than 200 drawings, Bruce Bairnsfather's last cartoon for the Daily Herald was published at the end of March 1934.

Below is a small selection of his cartoons from the Daily Herald.