Lord de Rothschild’s Egyptian Soothing-Syrup. Feeding-Time; a Little Treat All Round

Lord de Rothschild’s Egyptian Soothing-Syrup. Feeding-Time; a Little Treat All Round. John Tenniel, artist, and Swain, engraver. Punch (8 August 1885): 63. Mr. Punch comments on the persistent problem of Egyptian debt, the result of European attempts to modernize and democratize Egypt’s government and society. Here the British government depends another loan from de Rothschild to maintain the status quo as he feeds his sweet financial syrup to Egyptian crocodiles, one on one of whom appears the word “privileged” while another, “unified,” awaits its turn. Meanwhile the lion of England and double-eagle of Russia, England’s dangerous rival, look on. Click upon Click on image to enlarge it

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