M994X.5.273.113 | Six and Half a Dozen

 
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Six and Half a Dozen
John Wilson Bengough
1886, 19th century
Ink on newsprint - Photoengraving
31.5 x 25.3 cm
Gift of Dr. Raymond Boyer
M994X.5.273.113
© McCord Museum
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Keywords:  Cartoon (19139) , politics (general) (2228) , Print (10661)
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As a reply to the jibes of the "Globe" on the subject of political corruption, the Conservative party recalled the record of Mr. George Brown in the Brown vs. Gibbs contest in South Ontario, some years previously. This election, it was alleged, had been characterized by glaring instances of bribery on the Reform side; but there was, in those days, little or no legal restraint put upon such tactics. (Excerpt from: Bengough, John Wilson. A Caricature History of Canadian Politics: Events from the Union of 1841, as Illustrated by Cartoons from "Grip", and Various Other Sources. Toronto: The Grip Printing and Publishing Co, 1886.)

Cartoon originally published in Grip, November 28th, 1874