|The Mask’s Album; George Augustus Sala|
With a revived title in 1879 – as The Mask, a Satirical Review of the Week in Caricature, price 3d, color covers – a second (weekly) attempt ran from May 10 to August 2, 1879. Thompson was in charge although it is unclear if Leon Lewis was involved the second time around.
I have written about Leon Lewis, an American expatriate with a shady background, HERE. An earlier Lewis portrait, using the name F. Clinton Barrington, is HERE. Thompson was a contributor to Belgravia, London Society and Bow Bells. He also drew and possibly wrote for a variety of boys weekly periodicals from the sixties through nineties.
|“It is with great pleasure that we place the First Volume of The Mask before our readers.”|
|Ghosts by the Gross.|
|The Black Domino, February 1868.|
|The Mask’s Album; Sir Edwin Landseer.|
|No Thoroughfare; The Book in Eight Acts. Parody of Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins.|
|The Great Gun of Abyssinia.|