Swipes File #33: Danger, Plum Puddingson!

The Plum Pudding in Danger is a widely used trope in carto-caricatures. Here are some examples I have come across in my research:

plumpudThe Plumb-pudding in danger” by James Gillray (26 February 1805), shows William Pitt and Napoleon carving a map of the world.

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“The Plum-pudding in Danger” by Draper Hill shows two dudes carving up the globe of foreign policy debate.

edward mclachlan the SDP pudding in danger 1983

“The SDP-pudding in danger” by Edward McLachlan (17 April 1983) shows Margaret Thatcher, Roy Harris Jenkins, and Michael Foot.

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This caricature apparently shows the 1833 partition of the Swiss canton of Basel, with the aristocratic-conservative bourgeois (left) from Basel-City getting a smaller slice than the liberal peasant from Basel-Country. <– All of that is from Wikipedia. I did not even know there was a Swiss canton of Basel.

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This “Plum-pudding” by Leslie Gilbert Illingworth (27 June 1967) shows Lyndon Johnson and Brezhnev divvying the globe.

There are lots more of these – but maybe these can tide you over and you can share them around your own dinner table. Dibs on the trident!

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One Response to Swipes File #33: Danger, Plum Puddingson!

  1. Pingback: A Piece of Imperial Pie | This dissertation is going to be fun, like dessert

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