M994X.5.273.86 | The Irrepressible Jack: or, The Conservative Resuscitation

The Irrepressible Jack: or, The Conservative Resuscitation
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)
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The circumstances under which Sir John Macdonald was deposed from power seemed to warrant the assumption of the Reformers that he was "done for." But, on the contrary, it only seemed the signal for additional honors to be heaped upon him by the Conservative Party, who unhesitatingly chose him leader of the Oppostion, and nominated him as member for Kingston, West Toronto, etc., not to mention banquets, and other species of emphasis. (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, November 22nd, 1873