M994X.5.273.16 | The Eagle and the Fawn

 
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The Eagle and the Fawn
Anonyme - Anonymous
1886, 19th century
Ink on newsprint - Photoengraving
31.5 x 25.3 cm
Gift of Dr. Raymond Boyer
M994X.5.273.16
© McCord Museum
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Keywords:  Cartoon (19139) , politics (general) (2228) , Print (10661)
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A piece of excusable self-glorification on the part of Mr. "Punch", who was "truly loyal" from first to last. Here he dashes forth upon his charger to rescue the Canadian fawn from the talons of the designing American Eagle. (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 Punch in Canada, October, 1849