Politics in Print

Plate III, The Polling
 
Four Prints of an Election
Title Four Prints of an Election
Plate III, The Polling
Artist William Hogarth and Le Cave
Date 1758 (reprinted c. 1822)
Medium Etching and Engraving
Location The Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections, Northwestern University

The Polling takes place in a wooden shack in which the rival candidates are absorbed in arguments, while the maimed, the insane and the dying elect their member of Parliament.

 

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