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. John Tenniel, artist, and Swain, engraver.
Related material Including Other Editorial Cartoons from Punch
- The New Knight — the problem of Egypt’s European debts (Punch January 1880)
- Nurse Gladstone. Punch (25 August 1883)
- Palmerston, the Imperialism of Free Trade, and the Inadvertant Destruction of Turkish and Egyptian Rulers
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