Here's an appropriately seasonal image. I love the expression on the "timid novice."
James Henry Dowd, the creator of this image, has no Wikipedia record. But if you go here:
you can get some scant biographical details, plus click on some groovy posters he did, in color!
And of course, plenty of other PUNCH cartoons by him here:
I should mention that 22 installments of this series have just gotten us through the January 1928 issue, out of twelve months in two bound volumes! I hope you folks like about another 200 scans!
Posted by Paul DiFi.