Australian Concertina Cartoons
Posted 25 September 2012 - 07:06 PM
I particularly like the concertina player with the 'agitator' sash - circa 1890s
the sailor cartoon was part of a series - published Queensland circa 1935 - cute.
I have quite a few more.....
Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:53 AM
Nice ones; thank you. Obviously the first one would appeal to an old agitator like you!
Posted 26 September 2012 - 01:00 PM
Any information about the "agitator?" I get the feeling that this is not a generic figure but someone specific.
Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:55 PM
Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:59 PM
as you can see - the concertina player is accompanying the real troublemaker - the unionist!
Posted 27 September 2012 - 05:37 AM
All the cartoons seem to target anglo players by association - drawn by EC/duet cartoonists with an unkind streak (surely not)?!
Posted 27 September 2012 - 02:37 PM
Are you supposed to think of the organ grinder and his monkey too, I wonder?
Posted 27 September 2012 - 05:12 PM
The laborer is shackled to unionism and the antagonist could either be the unionist or the spokesman of industry. The q1890s in Australia were very turbulent especially in the wool, rail and coal industries. Major strikes and, of course, this was the time various socialist thoughts and organisations were emerging - some of them considered manipulative.
Posted 30 September 2012 - 09:25 AM
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