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TITLE:  A block for the wigs - or, the new state whirligig CALL NUMBER:  PC 1 - 6227 (b&w print) (A size) [P&P]PC 1 - 6227 (color print) Another impression. REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZC4-6861 (color film copy transparency) RIGHTS INFORMATION:  No known restrictions on publication. SUMMARY:  Cartoon shows a carousel on which sit government ministers Charles Fox, Lord North, Edmund Burke and Admiral Keppel. Beam in the center of the carousel platform is a pillar topped by a bust of King George III, a wig and Union Jack suspended over the bust. In the background two robbers lower a large bundle from the window of a building. An inscription above the cartoon reads "Poor John Bull's house plunder'd at noon day." MEDIUM:  1 print : etching. CREATED/PUBLISHED:  [London] : W. Humphrey, 1783 May 5th. CREATOR: Gillray, James, 1756-1815, artist. NOTES: Forms part of: British Cartoon Prints Collection (Library of Congress). Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 5, no. 6227 SUBJECTS: George--III,--King of Great Britain,--1738-1820. Fox, Charles James,--1749-1806. North, Frederick,--Lord,--1732-1792. Burke, Edmund,--1729-1797. Keppel, Augustus Keppel,--Viscount,--1725-1786. Merry-go-rounds--Great Britain--1780-1790. FORMAT: Cartoons (Commentary) British 1780-1790.Etchings 1780-1790. REPOSITORY:  Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA DIGITAL ID:  (color film copy transparency) cph 3g06861 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g06861 CONTROL #:  00652674

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