Waiting for Lord Beaconsfield

The Abode of Mystery

John Gordon Thomson (1841-1911), artist

Dalziel Brothers, engravers

Fun (26 June 1878): 265

Professor Dizzy: — “Observe, ladies and gentlemen, there is no deception. I place this article in my hat, and from it I will produce peace, war, or anything else you please.”

Rather shockingly, Queen Victoria appears as Disraeli’s “speaking machine.” The St. Petersburg Courier takes the form of a snail.

  • Cartoons about the Berlin Conference
  • Courtesy of the Suzy Covey Comic Book Collection in the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida.

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