M994X.5.273.131 | Pistols for Three; or, The Triangular "Duel"
Pistols for Three; or, The Triangular "Duel"
John Wilson Bengough
1886, 19th century
Ink on newsprint - Photoengraving
25.3 x 31.5 cm
Gift of Dr. Raymond Boyer
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Cartoon (19139) , politics (general) (2228) , Print (10661)
Keys to History
Rev. Egerton Ryerson, D. D., was drawn into the Brown-Smith controversy, and it soon became what is known as a "game of cut-throat"- each against the others. "Grip", believing that, in the stereotyped newspaper phrase, "this correspondence had gone on long enough," was tempted to suggest a fatal shot all round as perhaps the only way of securing a "rest" for the reading public. (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, September 11th, 1875