Taking her measure

Taking her measure

John Gordon Thomson (1841-1911)

Fun 57-58 (18 January 1893): 25

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

Text beneath main caption: “(Grand Old Tailor to Miss Erin) — “Yes, Madam, I trust that we shall give you satisfaction. I propose to make it somewhat longer and fuller than this — ahem! — costume, with perhaps a little crinoline and more freedom generally.” The poem accompanying the cartoon continues, explaining that Gladstone, the Grand Old Tailor, “measures her off with his Home Rule tape, / And tells her “I hope to improve on this shape / "And to give . . . A little more freedom” (29).

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