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Bengough's Chalk-Talks: A Series of Platform Addresses On Various Topics, With Reproductions of the Impromptu Drawings With Which They Were Illustrated By John Wilson Bengough
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Bengough's Chalk-Talks: A Series of Platform Addresses On Various Topics, With Reproductions of the Impromptu Drawings With Which They Were Illustrated by John Wilson Bengough. John Wilson Bengough... More > (1851–1923) was one of Canada's first cartoonists, as well as an editor, publisher, author, entertainer and politician. Bengough is best known for his biting political cartoons which ran in Grip, a humour magazine he published and edited which was modeled after Punch. He first worked as a cartoonist for the Globe in 1871. He rose to prominence when, at the age of 22, he founded Grip, which he published and edited out of Toronto in starting May 24, 1873. Grip was a weekly humour magazine that carried jokes, satires and cartoons about a broad variety of topics, and Bengough was the dominant contributor. It was likely modeled after the British Punch, a humour magazine that ran cartoons by John Tenniel, whom Bengough particularly admired.< Less

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