Britannia at Barnsley

Britannia at Barnsley. Fun (29 December 1866): 163. Courtesy of the Internet Archive and the University of Minnesota Library. Click on image to enlarge it.

Britannia (to the Widows and Orphans): — “I cannot sit down by my Christmas fire until I have done something for you!

The scene in the background makes clear that this cartoon refers to a mine accident as the cartoonist urges the people of Britain — England in this case — to help the bereft and now impoverished families of the the dead miners.

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