The New “Friend of the Working Man”

Arthur Boyd Houghton (1836-1875), artist

Dalziel, engraver


Fun 4 (1 December 1866): 223

Below the main caption appears “Or; the Party who may bring a Reform Bill next session after all.” Disraeli is the figure wearing a laborer’s garments, and, yes, the Tories did in fact pass the hoped-for extension of the right to vote.

Source: Hathi Digital Library Trust web version of a copy in the University of Minnesota library.

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  • Sir Edward Landseer’s lions
  • The Second Reform Bill (1867)
  • Benjamin Disraeli, Lord Beaconsfield
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