M994X.5.273.165 | Billed for the Season; or, Barnum Out-Barnumed

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Billed for the Season; or, Barnum Out-Barnumed
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)
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An active campaign was being conducted by the Conservative leaders, in anticipation of the general election. At political picnics in various parts of the country, Sir John Macdonald, Sir Charles Tupper and other leaders expatiated on the National Policy, and held up the "fly on the wheel" policy of the Government to scorn. Meantime, Mr. Patrick Boyle, of the "Irish Canadian", continued to inveigh against "Scotch Supremacy." (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, June 9th, 1877