Punch,  63 (1872), 49.

"Adolphe the Alchemist"

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Illustration, Caricature

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Alchemy, Commerce, Politics

    Subtitled 'A Tale of Wonder and Enchantment', the illustration shows French head of state, Adolphe Thiers, as an alchemist, dressed in a black cape covered with alchemical symbols. He stirs a black cauldron, on which are inscribed the words 'Credit' and 'Confidence', and out of which flows a stream bearing the words '£120,000,000 Loan'. He is flanked by a princess and a witch-like figure who wears a hat bearing the word 'communism'.

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