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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
Title or CaptionThe Dearth of great personalities
Extent1 item
Published byEvening Standard
Date30 Oct 1928
Embedded text or transcriptVisitor: "Look here Low, be fair! Why not give Jix and Winston a rest and touch
up some of the other members of the government for a change?" Low: "You do not understand.
The others are of no consequence whatever ... That person at the Board of Trade, for
instance, with all the names and you can't remember one of 'em." Just look at what Santa
Claus has sent to the India Office to fill Burstinghead's place. A still-life moustache
study. The Lord Chancellor? Is he a big personality? Nix. Just a big copy- cat who has
pinched Winston's make-up." Education Transport Air Agriculture Who are these people? Have
they any real existence or are they merely the figments of our sub- conscious mind? Produce
your evidence. No, sir. To their wives they may be statesmen, but to a caricaturist they
are just birdseed. NOTICE. Stimulated by the example of a morning contemporary and urged on
by public spirit Low will present in the next cartoon his ideal cabinet.
Person DepictedLow; David (1891-1963)
Swinton; Philip Cunliffe-Lister (1884-1972); Earl of
Peel; William; Lord
Hailsham; Douglas McGarel Hogg (1872-1950); Viscount
Percy; Eustace (1887-1958); Lord
Ashley; Wilfrid (1867-1939)
Hoare; Samuel John Gurney (1880-1959); Sir
Moyne; Walter Edward Guinness, (1880-1944); Baron,
Department for Education
Department of Trade and Industry
Department of Transport
Lord Chancellor
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
air transport
government departments
Copyright contact detailsNorthcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London W8 5TT
Fax: 02075660388
Relates to cartoonDL0148

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