Ref NoCG/2/5
Title or CaptionReference: pulls
DescriptionPulls (or 'proofs') were produced by the Express printing staff from printing plates to check the quality and accuracy of the plate before producing the final printed cartoon. These were subsequently sent to Giles for filing. He and his studio staff filed them by subject or theme and used them as a reference tool to see what had been produced in the past and to ensure that cartoons were not repeated. Several copies of the pulls were kept as they were also used to send to correspondents asking for copies of the cartoon. These pulls were often mounted or signed.
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