Ducks (and Drakes) of Directors

Ducks (and Drakes) of Directors. WW, artist, and Dalziel, engraver. Fun 5 (29 June 1867): 167. Text beneath caption: Chorus (Air:— “That’s the way the money goes”): — “Fling away, boys! Lots more where that came from!” W.W., artist. Dalziel, engraver. Source: Hathi Digital Library Trust web version of a copy in the University of Minnesota library. Click on image to enlarge it.

A blindfolded John Bull, symbol of England, holds a sack of money from which the directors of railway boards take and hurl away coins as a locomotive marked “Inquiry” arrives. —  George P. Landow

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