Justice to the Rescue!, 1876. Artist: Joseph Swain

Justice to the Rescue!, 1876. Artist: Joseph Swain

1-150-166 - The Cartoon Collector/Heritage-Images

Justice to the Rescue!, 1876. Uncle Sam and John Bull, representing Britain and the United States of America, are tearing up the Extradition Treaty of 1842. The allegorical figure of Justice, identifiable by her sword and scales, intervenes, saying: 'Stop, gentlemen! You've both of you too many rogues loose, to do without that!'. The extradition treaty was a clause dealing with the mutual extradition of criminals and was part of the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, an agreement between the United States and Britain which was one of the many instances in which the two nations settled disputes without going to war. From Punch, or the London Charivari, July 1, 1876.

Image Details


  1. 01/07/1876 p267
  1. 01/07/1876 p267
  1. 0350000001
  1. 1-150-166
  1. 1150166

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3689x5110
File Size : 55,227kb

People Information

  1. Joseph Swain, attributed to: British: Engraver
  1. John Tenniel: British: Artist, illustrator, painter

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Satire
  2. Caricature
  3. Allegory

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