Punch,  54 (1868), 222.

The Political and the Davenport Brothers



News-Commentary, Drollery


Politics, Spiritualism, Language

    Following remarks in The Times about William E Gladstone and John Bright having 'allowed themselves to be tied up', suggests that there are similarities between the liberal statesmen and the mediums William H H Davenport and Ira E Davenport (celebrated for producing spiritualistic phenomena while being tied up within a wooden box).

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