Thomas Gibson Bowles was the founder of the English Vanity Fair magazine.
For just under 50 years (1868 - 1914), VF was running the society of magazines during the 19th century. It displayed the Political, Literary wares and Social figures of the time weekly. It was the most successful magazine in the history of english journalism. Many individuals that were chosen for victim refused to pose and declined their offers. One man was Lewis Caroll's who begged to be excused and said '...nothing would be more unpleasant for me than to have my face known to strangers.'
Over the last few years i have collected many figures and have had them framed and composed over each of my walls. One of my favourites is 'the hatter.'