[The Washer-women]

Wood engraving

27 (1854): 261

Punch 27 (1854): 234

The caption: Lord A--n: and Lord J. R--l. Johanne. "When's the fighting goin' to begin, George-ena?"

The cartoon depicts Lord John Russell assisting the chief, Lord Aberdeen, as if they are Irish washer-women having to clean up the mess in Parliament late in the autumn of 1854, probably by dismissing some ministers and conducting enquiries into the logistical and health support problems In the Crimean camps.

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