M994X.5.273.163 | "Home from Ephesus". (The Torchlight Reception, as Seen from a Grit Standpoint)

 
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"Home from Ephesus". (The Torchlight Reception, as Seen from a Grit Standpoint)
John Wilson Bengough
1886, 19th century
Ink on newsprint - Photoengraving
25.3 x 31.5 cm
Gift of Dr. Raymond Boyer
M994X.5.273.163
© McCord Museum
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Keywords:  Cartoon (19139) , politics (general) (2228) , Print (10661)
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At the close of the Session at Ottawa, Sir John Macdonald was received in Toronto by a party demonstration, embracing torch-lights and all the usual accompanyments of such occasions. As the Northern Railway revelations were at the moment occupying public attention, the procession was pictured as it should have been rather than as it was. Mr. John Beverley Robinson, M. P. for West Toronto, had shortly before this distinguished himself in a personal encounter with the proprietor of the Toronto "Telegram". Sir John had, in a speech before the Session, declared that he and Robinson intended to "fight the beasts at Ephesus." (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, May 5th, 1877