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The Reign of Terror, A Series of Shemus’ Cartoons printed in The Freeman’s Journal: 1920-21 by Shemus on sale for €275.00
The Reign of Terror, A Series of Shemus’ Cartoons printed in The Freeman’s Journal: 1920-21 by Shemus on sale for €€275.00 ×
  • The Reign of Terror, A Series of Shemus’ Cartoons printed in The Freeman’s Journal: 1920-21 by Shemus on sale for €275.00
  • The Reign of Terror, A Series of Shemus’ Cartoons printed in The Freeman’s Journal: 1920-21 by Shemus on sale for €275.00

The Reign of Terror, A Series of Shemus’ Cartoons printed in The Freeman’s Journal: 1920-21

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  • Category: Literature, History, Illustrated, Ireland 1916-1923

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The Reign of Terror, A Series of Shemus' Cartoons printed in The Freeman's Journal during 1920 and 1921. Dublin: Freeman's Journal, [1921]. Frontispiece portrait of "Shemus" with 50 full page illustrations with captions printed verso only. Large 4to, paper boards, title in gilt to lower ringt corner of upper cover, covers lightly worn along spine, binding lightly shaken, contents in good condition. Subjects include hunger strikes, reprisals, Lloyd George, Carson, Black and Tans, Gen. Macready etc. Rare, not in Carty. "The Freeman’s Journal" published some 300 Shemus cartoons between 1920 and 1924. These were remarkably hard-hitting comments on the events of this period, reflecting the paper’s editorial stance. Up to the truce of July 1921, which led on to the Anglo-Irish Treaty in December, the main thrust of the cartoons was against the increasingly brutal nature of British rule in Ireland. Thereafter, they targeted principally the new government of Northern Ireland and anti-Treaty elements in the new Irish Free State.T he cartoonist was Ernest Forbes (1879-1962), an Englishman who had come to Ireland to join the Freeman’s staff in 1920." [F. Martin - History Ireland]

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