M994X.5.273.40 | Axes to Grind

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Axes to Grind
John Henry Walker (1831-1899)
1886, 19th century
Ink on newsprint - Photoengraving
25.3 x 31.5 cm
Gift of Dr. Raymond Boyer
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  Cartoon (19139) , politics (general) (2228) , Print (10661)
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Keys to History

To those who understand what is ordinarly expected of a man who controls patronage, by his political "friends," the meaning of this sketch will be sufficiently obvious. Sir George E. Cartier was not exempt from the penalties of such a position. (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 Diogenes, April 23rd, 1869