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Place of creation

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1 drawing / dessin : pen and brush and black ink over pencil with opaque white and grey wash on wove paper
Support: 32.900 x 29.500 cm
Image: 29.800 x 25.800 cm

Scope and content

a single image depicting three old age pensioners in a barrel out on the high seas being ignored by a large government ship which semaphores a "get lost" message
This cartoon was part of the 'Pictured Opinions' exhibition of editorial cartoons sponsored by the P.A.C. and the American Editorial Cartoonists. The exhibition opened in May 1973 and a photostat of this cartoon was added in Nov. 1974 to up-date the display.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
010000 Item no. assigned by LAC 2
90: Open
Other accession no.
1974-046 PIC

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1974-46-2 Source: Gift of Roy Carless, 250 Bold St., Hamiltion, Ontario.
Copyright: Roy Carless or National Archives

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Additional information

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscribed. Signed. Dated.
Inscription: Inscribed recto: on image: u.l. "Can You read / their signal" u.c. "Yeah, / They say / ... Get... lost..." in pen & ink; other inscriptions on image; "Help"; "Government"; "Canada's / Old Age Pensions"; Cost of Living" in pen & ink; u.r. "Carless / C.U.P.E. Journal - 73" in pen & ink;(artist's signature) outside image l.c. "Getting the Message" in pen & ink.

Subject heading

1. political.
2. social.
3. politique.
4. Senior citizens / Pensions.


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