M994X.5.273.192 | The Peerless Peer; Or, John Bull Diogenes Looking for Another Dufferin

 
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The Peerless Peer; Or, John Bull Diogenes Looking for Another Dufferin
John Wilson Bengough
1886, 19th century
Ink on newsprint - Photoengraving
25.3 x 31.5 cm
Gift of Dr. Raymond Boyer
M994X.5.273.192
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Keywords:  Cartoon (19139) , politics (general) (2228) , Print (10661)
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Lord Dufferin had attained to a popularity unequalled by any of our Governors-General since the days of Lord Elgin, and his departure from Canada called forth expressions of sincere regret from all classes. It was difficult to convince the Canadian people that the Home auhtorities would find it possible to secure a successor in all respects equal to Dufferin. (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 22nd, 1878