Joseph Arch

Via Flickr:Original Vanity Fair Print, otherwise known as a Spy Print after the most renowned artist of the genre, Leslie Ward.

This colour lithograph is dated 26th June 1886 with the caption the agricultural labourer

The subject is Joseph Arch MP, a renowned Trade Union Official of the Victorian Era.

source Wikipedia – an English politician, born in Barford, Warwickshire who played a key role in what Karl Marx called the “Great awakening” of the agricultural workers in 1872.

Joseph Arch he stole a march,

Upon a spotted cow.

He scampered off to Parliament,

But where is Joseph now?

The artist signed SPY was Leslie Ward.

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