Punch, a magazine of humour and satire, ran from 1841-2002. A very British institution renowned internationally for its wit and irreverence, it introduced the term 'cartoon' as we know it today. The first edition of Punch was published on July 17th, 1841.
Its founders, wood engraver Ebenezer Landells and writer Henry Mayhew, got the idea for the magazine from a satirical French paper, Le Charivari. The first issue was subtitled 'The London Charivari.' At the Punch Cartoon Library you can take a look at these cartoons.