M994X.5.273.186 | Reaction Intelligence. The Chieftain, Having Withdrawn for Refreshment, Learns How the Conservative Reaction is Getting On

 
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Reaction Intelligence. The Chieftain, Having Withdrawn for Refreshment, Learns How the Conservative Reaction is Getting On
John Wilson Bengough
1886, 19th century
Ink on newsprint - Photoengraving
25.3 x 31.5 cm
Gift of Dr. Raymond Boyer
M994X.5.273.186
© McCord Museum
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Keywords:  Cartoon (19139) , politics (general) (2228) , Print (10661)
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The Conservative press allowed nothing which could be construed as evidence of a reaction to pass without judicious comment. Amid the unquestionable signs of a change of public feeling there were occasional occurences which furnished consolation to the Reform Party- such as the defeat of the Conservative Government in Quebec. The persons represented in the cartoon, besides Sir John Macdonald, are Hon. Charles Tupper, Mr. Mackenzie Bowell, Hon. H. Langevin, Hon. Peter Mitchell, Mr. Palmer (a Maritime Province representative) and Mr. Bunster, of British Columbia. The latter gentleman was well known as an anti-Chinese agitator. Mr. (now Senator) Plumb, to whom reference is made, was a Member of the Opposition somewhat noted for long addresses in Parliament. (Extrait de: 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.)

Caricature originellement publiée dans Grip, March 23rd, 1878