Antique Original Vanity Fair Military Lithograph Print of Archibald Forbes in uniform , January 5, 1878. Caption reads: " Thorough " Archibald Forbes (1838 –1900) enlisted in the Royal Dragoons after studying at the University of Aberdeen. While still a trooper, he began writing for newspapers and eventually became a British war correspondent . Vanity Fair was a British weekly magazine published from 1868 to 1914. Founded by Thomas Gibson Bowles, it offered its readership articles on fashion, current events, the theatre, books, social events and the latest scandals. A full-page, color lithograph of a contemporary celebrity or dignitary appeared in most issues, and it is for these caricatures that Vanity Fair is best known today.
Print measures approximately 10 1/2" x 15 1/2". It is in very good condition with a narrow crease along the edge of the lower left margin. Print and will mat and frame nicely. Please see all photos.