M994X.5.273.147 | Branded ! For Endorsing Unfounded Slanders Against Canada

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Branded ! For Endorsing Unfounded Slanders Against Canada
John Wilson Bengough
1886, 19th century
Ink on newsprint - Photoengraving
31.5 x 25.3 cm
Gift of Dr. Raymond Boyer
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  Cartoon (19139) , politics (general) (2228) , Print (10661)
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The "Mail" proved a most vigorous and alert Oppositionist and lost no opportunity for an attack upon the Government, whether fair or foul. For the sake of political capital it did not hesitate to "run down" the country, and thus to furnish the European press with arguments against emigration to Canada. The incident which called forth the cartoon was the "Mail's" endorsation of a baseless slander on Canada which had been forwarded to the London "Times" from California. (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 2nd, 1876