The Street Up Again!

The Street Up Again!. 1859. Wood engraving. Punch (23 April 1859). Click on image to enlarge it.

Here Lord Derby and Disraeli are depicted as navvies whose excavations block the road (to reform?), causing “business” to be suspended. A criticism perhaps of the maneuveurs preceding the second reform bill that finally became law eight years later.

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Last modified 15 September 2017