Honoré Daumier is
perhaps best known for his political/social cartoons that
for several decades appeared in Paris' daily newspapers.
Even though the images were printed in the thousands, very few survived
because they were thrown out in the next day's trash.
The original image plates (lithographic stones in this instance) also did not survive because
they were continually re-used.
The several presented here are from those that appeared in
Petit Journal Pour Rire in 1874.
TWO PRINTS ARE FROM A COLLECTION OF 89.