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Will He Come to Grief ? The Thrilling Act now in the Ring of the Political Circus
John Wilson Bengough
1886, 19th century
Ink on newsprint - Photoengraving
25.3 x 31.5 cm
Gift of Dr. Raymond Boyer
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Keys to History:

The legend of this cartoon sufficiently explains its import. The facetious occupation of the Clown had its analogue in the course pursued by the "Globe" during the "Scandal" excitement- an eager desire to see the hero of the business unseated. (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, July 26th, 1873





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