G. D. Armour

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G. D. Armour
1864-1949
"Losh me--thae Londoners are awfu' thorough!"
ca. 1916
Pen and black ink on illustration board.
Image: 6 3/4 x 9 15/16 inches (172 x 252 mm); on board: 9 3/4 x 14 inches (247 x 356 mm)
Bequest of Gordon N. Ray, 1987.
1986.2108
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Signed in pen and ink, "G.D. Armour", at lower right.
Provenance: 
From the library of Gordon N. Ray.
Notes: 

Title from caption.
Full published caption reads: Macpherson (who, having lost half-a-crown in the Strand and reported the loss overnight at Scotland Yard, on returning next day to resume his search finds the road up). "Losh me--thae Londoners are awfu' thorough!".
Drawing by G.D. Armour for a cartoon for Punch, v. 150, May 3, 1916, p. 303.

Summary: 

Cartoon shows an elderly man with a cane and wearing a plaid coat, standing on the sidewalk and watching a pair of workmen engaged in breaking up a piece of the street with pick axes. Small sketch of a cat in the margin at far upper right.

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