St. Valentine’s Day

St. Valentine’s Day

John Gordon Thomson (1841-1911)

Fun 57-58 (15 February 1893): 47

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

See below for the poem that accompanies this editorial cartoon: (52).

The editorial cartoon’s subtitle — “The Pillar of the State” — is a pun on the pillar box, which here forms Gladstone’s body. A pillar box is what Britons call a post box and Americans a mailbox. [continued below]

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