Icon Sep 15, 2010

“Hints to canvassers at the General Election.”, W.K. Haselden, published in the Daily Mirror 26 Oct 1922 (Source: The British Cartoon Archive)

You must not say that Mr. Hustings Pollwell (marked X) once borrowed sixpence and did not pay it back – unless it happens to be true! 

But you may assert that he is going to ruin trade –
– bring wolves to your door –
– make savagery return to this country –
– cause a plague of octopuses on these shores – 
– and blow up the whole land