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Irish volunteers leaders, and events of national interest 1912-1916.

Page 6.- The Mansion House Fiasco from Within ("Irish Worker.") Ernest Kavanagh managed somehow to gain admission to this recruiting meeting which was held on the 25th September, 1914, and gives his impressions of what he saw. His portrayal of the A.O.H. and the police here are in his best style. Page 7. - A Long, Long Way to Berlin. (Published in "Irish Work. “ a paper which was suppressed after its first number) James Connolly had Ernest Kavanagh's initials deleted from the drawing for fear the latter might get into trouble over it, but he was anything but grateful for this little bit consideration. Hoaxing the Simple Hun (Published as a Post Card). The method of hoaxing here shown is almost as transparent as the methods John Bull uses on Ireland! Page 8. - The Homeward Trail (Unpublished) Though a rough sketch and not intended for publication, this is to my mind, one of the most telling of the cartoons, the figure and expression of John Bull being especially good. “A Thrue and Thried Pathroit“ (Unpublished). A pictorial opinion of the Irish National Foresters. Page 9. – Wolfe Tone. Presented to the Memorial committee for the purpose of raising funds by its sale. Partition (Posthumously published in the “Catholic Bulletin,“ Dec.,1917) Shows Redmond and Carson in league on this question. The Shade of Wolfe Tone (Published as a Post Card). Tone is brought into juxtaposition with two salaried M.P’s, Redmond and Dillon, with considerable effect. Page 10. – The Coming of the Hun (“Irish Worker.”) Note the “Business as Usual“ notice and the “Daily Mail“ placard. Redmond’s March on Wexford (“Irish Worker.”) Drawn on the occasion of a National Volunteer Review in that town. From left to right in the background are William O’Brien, M.P., Stephen Hand, and Lorcan Sherlock. Page 11. – Venus de Milo (Unpublished) Bulmer Hobson and the Peeler (Unpublished). Needs no comment. Aberdeen and Tara (Unpublished). Inside Back Cover. – Tramcar, used on the occasion of the Howth Gun-Running. It is hoped shortly to publish a volume of Ernest Kavanagh’s drawings dealing entirely with Labour subjects. Some of these, especially those in which Mr. William Martin Murphy figures, are among his very best works and show most vividly the humour, the irony, and the tragedy of life. Much of his best work was, alas, stolen by the “G. men“ and British military in their raids on his house, whose aim for Ireland was complete independence from English Rule and from Capitalism, and who used his talents without any remuneration to raise the ideals of others to the level of his own. After the Rising of 1916 the same military ended the life of a most talented and thoughtful artist. “Beannacht De ara Anam.”

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Filename:P-27-004.jpg
Album name:bmhadmin / P26/27: Irish volunteers leaders, and events of national interest 1912-1916.
Notes::Type: Cartoons, Format: Book containing 13 pages, each 11" x 8"., Date of Origin: N/A , Artist/Photographer: Ernest Kavanagh ("E.K") of "The Worker"., Artist/Photographer Occupation: Cartoonist in the Dublin nationalist and labour papers 1912-1916., Artist/Photographer Provider: Mrs. Maeve Cavanagh McDowell, 53, Larkfield Grove, Kimmage, Dublin., Date Provided: 2nd June 1949, Album Notes: The donor is a sister of the artist.
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