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William Hogarth, The South Sea Scheme. As my friend Aldo said, "the allegorical cartoon by Hogarth about the south sea bubble has an illustration of what an century"wheel ride" or carousel probably looked like.

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"Canvassing for Votes" by English painter and engraver William Hogarth. Oil on canvas.

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William Hogarth's "Chairing the Member" from his The Humours of an Election series, I saw this a number of years ago in the tiny Sir John Soane's Museum. for some reason I recalled it while thinking about our New Paradigm Parliament this weekend.

"The Polling".

Voting in Early America : The Colonial Williamsburg Official History & Citizenship Site

"The Humours of an Election"

William Hogarth, 1755 An Election Entertainment featuring the anti-Gregorian calendar banner "Give us our Eleven Days".

"A Just View of the English Stage"

A Just View of the English Stage, 1724 - William Hogarth