The humor of Smith’s picnic fiasco “Slicing the Wasps” is obvious. The legend reads: “Suitable for both sexes, young and old. Fascinating, amusing, skillful exciting, and with that element of danger.” It’s also an allusion to John Leech’s Punch cartoon “The Awful Appearance of Wasps” posted elsewhere on PicnicWit.

Featured Image: A.T. Smith. “A New Garden Game: Slicing the Wast.” Punch, or the New Charivari. London: September 6, 1911.