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Caricatures
from the Cartoon Collection


The caricatures are from the collection of Gordon Brewster's cartoons in the National Library of Ireland.

It is not clear what percentage of Gordon's cartoon output the collection represents. It covers a limited period and I would imagine that he produced cartoons both before and after this period. Equally the time pattern of the collection shows serious variations in his annual output within the collection period itself and it is not clear if these reflect periods when he was not submitting cartoons for publication or if many of those he did have not ended up in this particular collection. I am aware that his cartoons were much sought after following his death and many originals were given away. But these could have been from either earlier or later periods than those covered by the present collection. All these questions would benefit from further research. Meanwhile, the timeline of the current collection, is shown below. This is taken from the National Library's online catalogue.



The National Library has done a great job in putting the collection online where all the world can see and enjoy it. It will hopefully provoke further study of Gordon Brewster himself and of his wonderful cartoons.

I wanted to look at the caricatures in particular and found it a little awkward, so I have extracted these into a single place where they can be compared and enjoyed. I have linked them directly back to the corresponding cartoons in the onlinecollection.

[I would like to thank the National Library of Ireland for agreeing to my using the cartoons in this way. My own initial overview of the collection and my (tenuous) connection with Gordon Brewster are set out in a guest posting on the National Library's own excellent blog.]

The images have been modified in some cases to enable the caricature to be viewed as a stand alone image. This has mainly involved taking out some of the material surrounding the caricature itself. I have concentrated mainly on head and shoulders.

The full collection can be viewed online.

Linked List of Subjects


The following are links to the individual subjects below. There is a link to return to the top of this list at the end of each section.

W. T. Cosgrave  Ramsay McDonald  Ernest Blythe  Lord Craigavon  Chancellor Snowden  Mahatma Gandhi  Lloyd George  Stanley Baldwin  Éamon de Valera  King Alphonso  Winston Churchill  J. H. Thomas  Kevin O'Higgins  Benito Mussolini  Tommy Johnson  Lord Beaverbrook  Herr Dr, Heinrich Brüning  Wilhelm Marx  Oliver St. john Gogarty  Adolf Hitler  H. M. Pollock  J. J. Walsh  Frank Billings Kellogg  Leo Amery  Neville Chamberlain  Patrick McGilligan  Herbert Hoover  Primo de Rivera  Seán T. O'Kelly  Josef Stalin  Aristide Briand  Arthur Henderson  M. Alphand  Chief Justice Kennedy  George Bernard Shaw Lord Salisbury  William Norton  Frank MacDermot?


[To be completed and with indication of number of caricatures per person]




W. T. Cosgrave (21)



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Full Cartoon (5/4/1930)



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Full Cartoon (27/2/1926)



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Full Cartoon (6/8/1927)



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Full Cartoon (23/6/1928)



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Full Cartoon (15/8/1929)



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Full Cartoon (25/3/1926)



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Full Cartoon (16/6/1927)



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Full Cartoon (22/9/1927)



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Full Cartoon (3/9/1927)



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Full Cartoon (21/11/1925)



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Full Cartoon (18/6/1927)



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Full Cartoon (24/4/1930)



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Full Cartoon (20/10/1927)



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Full Cartoon (1/4/1926)


Full Cartoon (nodate)


Full Cartoon (14/5/1927)


Full Cartoon (19/3/1931)


Full Cartoon (7/1/1933)

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Ramsay McDonald (17)



Full Cartoon (22/1/1931)

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Full Cartoon (7/2/1931)

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Full Cartoon (18/6/1931)

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Full Cartoon 923/7/1931)

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Full Cartoon (6/6/1931)

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Full Cartoon (11/6/1931)

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Full Cartoon (12/12/1929)



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Full Cartoon (24/8/1929)



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Full Cartoon (1/11/1930)



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Full Cartoon (3/12/1931)



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Full Cartoon (7/6/1930)



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Full Cartoon (31/10/1931)



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Full Cartoon (3/1/1931)



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Full Cartoon (17/5/1930)



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Full Cartoon (6/11/1930)



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Full Cartoon (3/4/1930)



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Full Cartoon (8/11/1930)

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Ernest Blythe (8)



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Full Cartoon (13/8/1931)



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Full Cartoon (13/2/1930)



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Full Cartoon (6/3/1930)



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Full Cartoon (29/10/1927)



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Full Cartoon (1/3/1928)



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Full Cartoon (23/1/1926)



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Full Cartoon (26/4/1930)



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Full Cartoon (28/1/1926)

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Lord Craigavon (16)



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Full Cartoon (19/5/1927)



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Full Cartoon (11/2/1926)



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Full Cartoon (16/1/1930)



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Full Cartoon (28/1/1928)



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Full Cartoon (10/4/1930)



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Full Cartoon (22/5/1926)



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Full Cartoon (4/2/1928)



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Full Cartoon (28/3/1931)



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Full Cartoon (27/4/1929)



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Full Cartoon (7/11/1925)



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Full Cartoon (3/4/1930)



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Full Cartoon (3/5/1930)



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Full Cartoon (10/3/1928)



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Full Cartoon (11/10/1928)


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Chancellor Snowden (7)



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Full Cartoon (14/2/1931)



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Full Cartoon (23/10/1930)



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Full Cartoon (30/4/1931)



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Full Cartoon (16/1/1930)



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Full Cartoon (14/6/1930)



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Full Cartoon (6/9/1930)



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Full Cartoon (28/2/1931)

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Mahatma Gandhi (6)



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Full Cartoon (19/7/1930)



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Full Cartoon (18/7/1931)



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Full Cartoon (13/3/1930)



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Full Cartoon (3/12/1931)



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Full Cartoon (17/12/1931)



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Full Cartoon (17/4/1930)

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Lloyd George (5)



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Full Cartoon (7/2/1931)



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Full Cartoon (10/6/1926)



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Full Cartoon (1/11/1930)



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Full Cartoon (8/11/1930)



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Full Cartoon (27/5/1926)

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Stanley Baldwin (14)



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Full Cartoon (26/6/1930)



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Full Cartoon (10/7/1930)



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Full Cartoon (27/5/1926)



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Full Cartoon (9/2/1928)



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Full Cartoon (17/11/1927)



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Full Cartoon (3/2/1927)



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Full Cartoon (16/9/1926)



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Full Cartoon (8/3/1928)



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Full Cartoon (14/3/1931)



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Full Cartoon (27/2/1930)


Full Cartoon (3/6/1926)


Full Cartoon (13/5/1926)

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Éamon de Valera (5)


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Full Cartoon (1/9/1927)



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Full Cartoon



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Full Cartoon (11/8/28)



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Full Cartoon (8/9/1927)




Full Cartoon (7/1/1933)

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King Alphonso (5)



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Full Cartoon (14/8/1926)



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Full Cartoon (16/4/1931)



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Full Cartoon (14/5/1931)


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Full Cartoon (11/9/1926)




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Full Cartoon (4/9/1926)

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Winston Churchill (2)



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Full Cartoon (19/11/1927)



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Full Cartoon (14/4/1927)

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J. H. Thomas (3)



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Full Cartoon (9/7/1932)



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Full Cartoon (7/6/1930)



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Full Cartoon (16/7/1932)

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Kevin O'Higgins (3)



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Full Cartoon (28/5/1927)



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Full Cartoon (19/2/1927)




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Full Cartoon (14/11/1925)

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Benito Mussolini (4)



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Full Cartoon (14/8/1926)



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Full Cartoon (26/2/1931)




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Full Cartoon (9/10/1926)


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Full Cartoon (1/8/1931)

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Tommy Johnson (2)



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Full Cartoon (29/7/1926)

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William Norton (1)



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Full Cartoon (7/1/1933)

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Frank MacDermot ? (1)



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Full Cartoon (7/1/1933)

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Lord Beaverbrook (1)



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Full Cartoon (26/6/1930)

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Herr Dr Heinrich Brüning (1)



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Full Cartoon (16/12/1932)

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Wilhelm Marx (3)



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Full Cartoon (25/8/1927)



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Full Cartoon (26/8/1926)

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Full Cartoon (2/9/1926)

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Oliver St. John Gogarty (1)



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Full Cartoon (1935)

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George Bernard Shaw (1)



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Joseph Devlin (2)



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Full Cartoon (19/3/1927)



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Chief Justice Kennedy (1)



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Full Cartoon (27/3/1926)

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Henry Stimson (1)



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Full Cartoon (9/7/1931)

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Adolf Hitler (1)



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Full Cartoon (25/9/1930)

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H. M. Pollock (1)



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Full Cartoon (31/5/30)

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J. J. Walsh (1)



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Full Cartoon (31/10/1925)

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Frank Billings Kellogg (1)



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Full Cartoon (30/8/1928)

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Leo Amery (1)



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Full Cartoon (15/3/1928)

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Neville Chamberlain (1)



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Full Cartoon (23/4/1932)

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Patrick McGilligan (1)



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Full Cartoon (27/6/1931)

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Herbert Hoover (3)



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Full Cartoon (25/6/1931)



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Full Cartoon (11/7/1931)



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Full Cartoon (23/11/1929)

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Primo de Rivera (3)



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Full Cartoon (30/1/1930)

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Full Cartoon (11/9/1926)



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Full Cartoon (18/9/1926)

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Seán T. O'Kelly(1)



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Patrick Hogan (2)



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Full Cartoon (12/6/1926)



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Full Cartoon (29/4/1926)

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Lord Salisbury (1)



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Full Cartoon (28/4/1928)

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Josef Stalin (1)



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Full Cartoon (28/4/1928)



M Alphand (1)



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Full Cartoon (27/6/1931)



Briand/Henderson (1)



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Full Cartoon (26/2/1931)



UK Party Leaders/Groups (1)



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Full Cartoon (17/10/1931)



Myfanwy (1)



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Full Cartoon (7/3/1926)



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