Political Whist

Political Whist. Matt Morgan. Fun (16 August 1862): 215. Text beneath caption: Garibaldi: — “I wish I knew that fellow’s game. I wonder of he is going to play the knave.” Courtesy of the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection in the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida. Click on image to enlarge it.

Garibaldi, hero of Italian reunification, faces a figure the Russian Tsar, who is dressed as a cossack, while the Pope, who's depicted as a scruffy ruffian, sits at his right and Napoleon III, at his left. Since Garibaldi is staring at the Tzar, he seems to be the unknown quantity here. —  George P. Landow

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