Punch,  44 (1863), [263].

Putting a Good Face on It

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Illustration, Caricature

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J T *


Exhibitions, Government, Commerce

    Shows Henry J Temple (3rd Viscount Palmerston) who, dressed in a plasterer's outfit and sitting on some trestles, applies plaster to a small scale model of the International Exhibition. Closer inspection reveals that the plaster comes from a pile labelled '£484,000', a reference to the amount of public money needed to buy the exhibition building. The caption has Palmerston boasting: 'Lor Bless you! A little bit o' stucco will make it perfect'.

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