M994X.5.273.198 | Will He "Capture" It ?

 
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Will He "Capture" It ?
John Wilson Bengough
1886, 19th century
Ink on newsprint - Photoengraving
25.3 x 31.5 cm
Gift of Dr. Raymond Boyer
M994X.5.273.198
© McCord Museum
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Keywords:  Cartoon (19139) , politics (general) (2228) , Print (10661)
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A promise of a seat in the prospective Tory Cabinet was made to Mr. John O'Donohue on condition that he would manage the "Catholic vote" in the Conservative interest in the forthcoming election. This reward Mr. O'Donohue did his best to win, but by the intervention of the Orange leaders, the "bargain" as made was not allowed to take effect. Mr. O'Donohue never got the portfolio, but had to content himself with a Senatorship instead. (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, September 7th, 1878