M994X.5.273.200 | O, Our Prophetic Soul !
O, Our Prophetic Soul !
John Wilson Bengough
1886, 19th century
Ink on newsprint - Photoengraving
31.5 x 25.3 cm
Gift of Dr. Raymond Boyer
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Cartoon (19139) , politics (general) (2228) , Print (10661)
Keys to History
The general election which came off on the 17th resulted in a sweeping victory for Sir John and the National Policy, and Mr. Grip's artist humbly took his place amongst the false prophets. (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 21st, 1878