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The cartoon is a reproduction of a nineteenth century political cartoon that depicts a rush of U.S. citizens towards Canada in response to British sympathy for the Confederate cause. The reproduction print has been removed from an unidentified bound volume. However, the original work appeared in the 17 August 1861 edition of Punch, a weekly British satirical magazine established in 1841 by wood engraver Ebenezer Landells and writer Henry Mayhew.

Description Source

Internet Archive. (accessed July 2, 2018). Library of Congress. (accessed July 2, 2018). Punch. (accessed July 2, 2018).


Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1861


10 1/4 X 13 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper


recto, in cartoon, first conversation bubble: Hullo Brother Jonathan / Where are you all running to recto, in cartoon, second conversation bubble: Jist qwine to take Canada recto, in cartoon, sign: TO CAИADA recto, below cartoon: 66 / HOW THEY WENT TO TAKE CANADA. / "For the outrage offered in the Queen's Proclamation, the United States will possess itself of Canada."-New York Herald. The fight of / Bull's Run Occurred immediately after the publication of this bit of "Bunkum."-August, 1861.


United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--Relations--Canada

Work Type

Print/reproduction (derivative object)




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Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)


Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

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How They Went To Take Canada



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