The Brummagen Frankenstein

The Brummagen Frankenstein

John Tenniel


Wood engraving

Punch (10 Febuary 1866)

Tenniel depicts the Quaker reformer John Bright, a leader of the campaign for the Second Reform Bill, as a latter-day Frankenstein terrified of the monster he has created by extending the franchise. The dialogue reads: “John Frankenstein Bright. “I have no fe-fe-fear of [universal] ma-manhood suffrage.”

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