M994X.5.273.181 | Anxious Johnny, Waiting for a Certain Party to "Retire"

 
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Anxious Johnny, Waiting for a Certain Party to "Retire"
John Wilson Bengough
1886, 19th century
Ink on newsprint - Photoengraving
31.5 x 25.3 cm
Gift of Dr. Raymond Boyer
M994X.5.273.181
© McCord Museum
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Keywords:  Cartoon (19139) , politics (general) (2228) , Print (10661)
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The Conservative press had commented feelingly upon the fact that Mr. Blake was in poor health, and his retirement from official duties was kindly advised. The motive of this neighborly interest was open to question, in view of the recent attacks upon the gentleman concerned, and his influence as an opponent of the Conservative Party. (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, December 8th, 187[7]