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Beyond control

Author:
Keppler, Joseph Ferdinand, 1838-1894
Date:
1882-05-17
Description:
Print shows William E. Gladstone, possibly dressed as a Greek marathon runner, passing an "Altar of Peace" on which there appears to be a small fire and a rifle labeled "Coercion." A red military tunic and helmet have fallen to the ground near the altar. Several dogs labeled "Assassin, Ribbon Man, Desperado, Secret Society, [and] Fenian" attack Gladstone. Michael Davitt and Charles Stuart Parnell, with a leash labeled "Land League," struggle to hold onto the dogs. Davitt has stumbled over John Dillon; all three are lying on the ground. In the background, a man runs into the forest after stabbing two men who were wearing top hats and may have been British government officials.
Subject:
Autonomy, Altars, Peace, Prime ministers, Dogs, Assassination, Animal attacks, Ireland, Great Britain, Davitt, Michael, 1846-1906, Dillon, John, 1851-1927, Parnell, Charles Stewart, 1846-1891, Gladstone, W. E. (William Ewart), 1809-1898
Partner:
Theodore Roosevelt Center
Rights:
These images are presented through a cooperative effort between the Library of Congress and Dickinson State University. No known restrictions on publication.
Source:
http://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Research/Digital-Library/Record?libID=o287926
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