John Bull

“John Bull in Egypt”, no information for this one. However, can be compared to 1888 Punch cartoon, and is probably of a similar age. Image source: BradlyHardin.com

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Another tentacle or two and I’m done for!

The Marconi Octopus Liberal Party – “Another tentacle or two and I’m done for!” published in Punch, or the London Charivari, on June 18th 1913. The name ‘Marconi Octopus’ was derived from the Marconi Company who received a large  contract from the UK government to build six radio stations to ‘linking Britain to the Empire’ (1). […]

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“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 […]

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“Sleaze"by Peter Schrank, Published in ‘The Independent’ on the 7th Oct 1996. Relates to the ‘Cash for Questions’ Affair. See also: David Brown cartoon. Image Source: The British Cartoon Archive – University of Kent

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Boer War postcard (1899/1900) Postcard from series ‘La Guerre du Transvaal’. Depicts Transvaal lion as biting British octopus. All other colonies in thrall to the octopus and entangled in its arms. The caption says: ‘Tu as cette fois Albion, En face de toi un Lion’ (You have this time Albion, in front of you a Lion.)

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Thank God for Byrne! (Cummings, 1961a) Artist: Michael Cummings, Published: Daily Express, 30 Jun 1961Source: BCA http://www.cartoons.ac.uk/record/MC0965 (Accessed: 6th April 2009)

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Of course, I’m still Mr. Unflappable (Cummings, 1961b) Artist: Michael Cummings, Published: Daily Express, 26 Sep 1961Source: BCA http://www.cartoons.ac.uk/record/MC0994 (Accessed 6th Apr 2009)

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Treasure Island (Franklin, 1964) Artist: Stanley Franklin, Published: Daily Mirror, 28 Sep 1964, Source: BCA http://www.cartoons.ac.uk/record/05997 (Accessed 6th April 2009)

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Harold, Smith and ‘Security’ Council (Cummings, 1966) Artist: Michael Cummings, Published: Sunday Express, 10 Apr 1966, Source: BCA http://www.cartoons.ac.uk/record/08741 (Accessed: 6th April 2009)

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The Harold Houdini Christmas Show (Franklin, 1967) Artist: Stanley Franklin, Published: Daily Mirror, 18 Dec 1967 Source: BCA http://www.cartoons.ac.uk/record/12568 (Accessed: 6th April 2009)

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