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A politician out canvassing curses himself for climbing six floors to the room of an impoverished mother and her young offspring, none of whom are electorally valuable. Colour photomechanical reproduction of a lithograph by N. Dorville, c. 1901.

  • Dorville, Noël, 1874-1938
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17019i
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Dorville cynically makes the connection between public welfare ('bienfaisance' - doing good) and political vote-catching tactics

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1 photomechanical reproduction : lithograph, printed in colour

Lettering

Son excellence le visiteur du Bureau de Bienfaisance, courtier aux élections municipales. L'assiette au beurre ...

Lettering note

Lettering continues: -Pas d'électeur là-haut?... Mince! alors, j'ai grimpé six étages pour rien. ND.

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 17019i

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  • French


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