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Electors Don't Try The Impossible ...

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (issued)

  • Date:

    ca.1906 (issued)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hassall, John, born 1868 - died 1948 (designer)
    Dobson, Molle & Co. Ltd. (Printed and published)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithography

  • Museum number:

    E.186-1968

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 67, box 28

Physical description

'Electors don't try the impossible : Support the middle cause of Justice To All : By Voting For The Unionist Candidate'
The text runs along the top and bottom of the design, in-between which is a cartoon of a man being pulled by each arm by two men, his top-hat lying on the ground, having fallen off. One man wearing a top-hat pulls him into a doorway marked 'Rich Radicalism', the other man, wearing a red shirt, pulls him towards a door marked 'Socialism'.
Within the cartoon is the text, 'Mr.Asquith - How I Wish I`d never had anything to do with them.'
Signed 'Hassall' and stamped in blue 'No.27.'

Place of Origin

Great Britain (issued)

Date

ca.1906 (issued)

Artist/maker

Hassall, John, born 1868 - died 1948 (designer)
Dobson, Molle & Co. Ltd. (Printed and published)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithography

Marks and inscriptions

'Hassall.'
Signed.

'No.27.'
Stamped in blue.

Dimensions

Height: 102.1 cm, Width: 76.2 cm

Object history note

This poster was issued by the Unionist Party, satirizing Herbert Asquith in the general election of 1906.

Descriptive line

'Electors Don't Try the Impossible...' Political poster issued by the Unions Party, satirizing Herbert Asquith in the general election of 1906. Designed by John Hassall. Printed and published by Dobson, Molle & Co., Ltd. Edinburgh and London. 1906.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1968 London: HMSO, 1969.
Summary Catalogue of British Posters to 1988 in the Victoria & Albert Museum in the Department of Design, Prints & Drawing. Emmett Publishing, 1990. 129 p. ISBN: 1 869934 12 1

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Socialism; Top hat; Men; Politics; Radicalism; Doors; Election

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Politics; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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