'The Wrong of Search, or The Luggage Question', 1867 Artist: John Tenniel

'The Wrong of Search, or The Luggage Question', 1867 Artist: John Tenniel

1-150-480 - The Cartoon Collector/Heritage-Images

'The Wrong of Search, or The Luggage Question', 1867. Napoleon III presents an invitation to the Paris International Exhibition to Britannia, who states she would be pleased to accept provided that her luggage is not searched. As this cartoon is in response to Mr Punch's suggestion that the right of search should be abandoned, this is a message to Mr Disraeli, standing behind Britannia, that he should raise the matter with the French authorities. The date for the Paris International Exhibition was fast approaching. Whilst passports were not required for Britains travelling to France, the French authorities still retained the right to search visitors' luggage. From Punch, or the London Charivari, January 28, 1867.

Image Details


  1. 26/01/1867
  1. 0350000315
  1. 1-150-480
  1. 1150480
  1. 26/01/1867
  1. 315

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3698x5094
File Size : 55,189kb

People Information

  1. John Tenniel, attributed to: British: Artist, illustrator, painter
  1. Benjamin Disraeli: British: Statesman, novelist, prime minister
  2. Napoleon Bonaparte III: French: Emperor of France

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Satire

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