Reed, Edward T (1860 - 1933)
E T Reed original cartoon artwork.
Initially E T Reed worked as a portrait painter but soon turned to cartoons and illustrations. His popular ‘Prehistoric Peeps’ series first began to appear in the Punch Almanack in 1893 and from 1894 to 1912 he illustrated the magazine’s ‘Essence of Parliament’ feature. Regarding his political cartoons Reed commented ‘I go for a man’s expression, and I try and caricature that more than his features…’. Reed drew cartoons for numerous other publications including, Judy, The Sketch and The Passing Show.
LOST THEIR DIRECTION: Kerensky: “‘Want to get back to free Russia,’ eh, comrade? Well the only road to free Russia lies the other way for the present. Take a hint from a friend: this road leads to Siberia or worse!”
The Cabinet's Christmas Carol The Hymn of Too-Late We are too late! We are too late! It's really most unfortunate, I -, I alone are worth my salt, I never never hesitate, When managing affairs of State, It's all the other fellow's fault -He makes-
ANOTHER CRITIC FROM THE PAST: Frederick the Great: “Look here, worthy successor! We Shades are losing all our faith in Heredity!” The Crown Prince (sotto voce): “Rotten lot, those Shades, Papa! I’m just about fed-up with them!!”