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James Gillray | The Plum-pudding in Danger 1805

Bonaparte and the British : prints and propaganda in the age of Napoleon / Tim Clayton and Sheila O'Connell. -- London : The British Museum, cop.

Gillray, 1757-1815, The Theatrical Bubble: Being a New Specimen of the Astonishing Powers of the Great Politico-Punchinello, in the art of Dramatic Puffing,   ca. 1805  Yale Center for British Art

Gillray, The Theatrical Bubble: Being a New Specimen of the Astonishing Powers of the Great Politico-Punchinello, in the art of Dramatic Puffing, ca. 1805 Yale Center for British Art

William 'Boss' Tweed: Greed, Corruption, and the Expansion of New York City

William 'Boss' Tweed: Greed, Corruption, and the Expansion of New York City

Tammany Hall was a fraternal organization of artisans begun in that evolved into key organization of the new mass politics in New York.

Posting in Scotland by Gillray (1805) - shows an old post-chaise coming round the corner on a steep bumpy road, breaking its axle and hurling the occupants onto the highway. A shepherd, swathed in tartan, sits watching as the horses, somewhat resembling asses, kick over the traces. Driver, postilion and  rider are all butt-naked, and the sheep are totally unperturbed by the commotion.

Posting in Scotland, published by Hannah Humphrey, 1805 (hand-coloured etching) Smith, Charles Lorraine (after) The roads in Scotland lagged England.

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was born on the 15 August This 1813 painting, featured in our current ‪ exhibition shows Napoleon as he wished to be depicted – exuding power as emperor.

The world's most gruesome history quiz

The world's most gruesome history quiz

Horrible history: where did the most grisly moments in British history take place?

Based in Athens, Georgia, David Hale is an artist, illustrator and tattooist. He creates spectacular illustrations and prints.

Featured illustrator: David Hale

1888–Anti-Harrison Political Cartoon. This piece of rhetoric is from the 1888 election between Grover Cleveland and Benjamin Harrison. Harrison was a Republican from Indiana and Cleveland was a New York Democrat running for his second term in office.

This piece of rhetoric is from the 1888 election between Grover Cleveland and Benjamin Harrison. Harrison was a Republican from Indiana and Cleveland was a New York Democrat running for his second term in office.

Detail of a James Gillray cartoon of soldiers eating  in a confectioner's shops, 1797. History of Gunter's

The Pot and Pineapple and Gunter’s: Domenico Negri, Robert Gunter, and the Confectioner’s Art in Georgian London

Harper's Weekly cartoon, May 20, 1882, (Dis)honors are Easy: This is a cartoon by Thomas Nast showing the Chinese hanging on to liberty with congress uprooting the notion of freedom to all. Now both parties are trying to get rid of the Chinese.

Harper's Weekly cartoon, May (Dis)honors are Easy: This is a cartoon by Thomas Nast showing the Chinese hanging on to liberty with congress uprooting the notion of freedom to all. Now both parties are trying to get rid of the Chinese.

"Indecency", a caricature by Isaac Cruikshank. Published in London by S.W. Fores, 1799.

Indecency by Isaac Cruikshank, The print reflects contemporary public concern over the behaviour of prostitutes.

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